The 2008 growing season saw widespread frost damage and challenging summer conditions, which reduced yields and produced a lighter than average vintage. A dry spring and a lengthy late April frost, the coldest in more than three decades,were followed bythree odd heat waves before mid July, rain in some places, and high winds - all during the critical bloom period. As a result, grapes were smaller, but more concentrated. Despite a 'crazy' weather year, wines produced in this seson were well structured, elegant, and full of flavor.
Our Peter Mondavi Family Chardonnay has a notably rich, tropical fruit aroma with a melange of butterscotch, vanilla and brown sugar flavors. The lingering pear notes make this wine perfect for pairing with pan seared Alaskan halibut or pesto stuffed sea scallops.