Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay 1998
from Napa Valley, California
Chardonnay is truly a winemaker's wine because it offers an almost endless range of flavors and textures to work with, especially with vineyards as individual as ours. In this vintage, I chose to showcase the citrus and butter aromas and flavors at our Gamble Ranch and State Lane vineyards and the apple, pear and pineapple notes at our Hudson Ranch, Big Ranch Road and Stanly Ranch vineyards. The French oak barrels add a toasty, sweet vanilla component and a subtle nutmeg-like spice that nicely counters the wine's acidity. The result is big but balanced-everything I like in a Chardonnay.
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A Customer - Homer, Alaska
Life at the end of the road means higher prices but, I have not tasted a better Chardonnay under $30 this year. The luscious sweet apples and butter blend well and vanilla notes balance the acidity just right.
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