Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley Nth Degree 2009
The aroma is heavy in the cream and butter, with notes of grassiness. Maybe it's the eight months of sur lie aging talking (according to the bottle), but I really enjoy the creamy oak characteristics of this wine coupled with the bright pineapple acidity. The finish has a nice mineral quality, and the vanilla characteristics hang on for very good length. Simple and well balanced, with good fruit in the middle. A little bit rich in the creaminess, so I probably wouldn't drink more than two glasses.
Loads of cream, vanilla, almond and butter on the nose. The palate is more expressive of the fruit, with a nice hint of sweetness that cuts through all of the cream but borders on cloying. The finish is very oaky and creamy.
Three and a half glasses
- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09
nice wine at a great price
Great color, pepper and pear in the nose, vanilla and banana in the mouth. Clearly an oaky wine, but not overdone. A nice caramel finish. Liked the structure and the acidity of this wine a lot, but for me it misses some earthy tones. Read more: http://www.snooth.com/my-wines/#ixzz19DvsfrY3
Great color, pepper and pear in the nose, vanilla and banana in the mouth. Clearly an oaky wine, but not overdone. A nice caramel finish. Liked the structure and the acidity of this wine a lot, but for me it misses some earthy tones.
External Reviews for Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley Nth Degree
"This wine is rich and viscous with honey graham cracker and citrus aromas that give way to a buttery
A fairly rich Chardonnay whose creamy texture holds fruit-forward, smoky flavors of baked apples, grilled pineapples, vanilla, butterscotch, and dusty Asian spices.
I like everything about this wine. Peaches, pineapples, vanilla custard and buttered toast flavors, crisp acids, a creamy, oaky veneer, a nice, long dry finish - it's all there. It doesn't have the concentrated intensity of greater wines, but it's very nice.
Wente is well known for its Wente clone, a popular sight in many a California Chardonnay vineyard. This flavorful example is compellingly rich and textured, yet modest in alcohol, with a happy apple, melon taste and a bit of an exotic lift on the finish, possibly from the 2% Gewürztraminer that's blended in.
Classically-styled and easy to drink, this is the perfect "whenever" wine. Loaded with toasty almond, melon and starfruit flavors; pairs easily with many chicken, pasta and pork dishes.
Shows lots of sophistication at a good price. Brimming with ripe peach and mango fruit, there's a richer streak of butter-sautéed banana, finishing with caramelized honey. The wine is quite dry, even minerally, and modest in alcohol, only 13.5%.
Food Pairings for Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley Nth Degree
This medium-bodied Chardonnay has a rich, golden color and aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, honey, cinnamon and light floral notes, balanced by subtle oak, butter and vanilla from barrel aging. It has a round mouthfeel and a long, fruity finish
Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable
|Total Acidity: 0.65 grams per liter|