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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Alamos Chardonnay 2000
Alamos Chardonnay 2000
(search item no. 43418)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

From the vineyard to the winery, Alamos Ridge Chardonnay is made to emphasize varietal fruit character. The cool evening temperatures in Catenas high altitude vineyards allow for prolonged hang-time, preserving the fruits full spectrum of aromas and flavors. At the winery, the grapes are gently destemmed, fermentation temperatures are carefully controlled and 23% new barrels are used to age the wines.

The result of this careful handling is a wine of golden, yellow color with green highlights and the aromas of fresh damson and mandarin fruit in combination with light vanilla notes. The wine has a soft mouthfeel with a delicate creamy and buttery finish. -José Galante, Chief Winemaker

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About Alamos:

From the vineyard to the winery, the Alamos wines are made to emphasize varietal fruit character. The cool evening temperatures in Catena's high altitude vineyards allow for prolonged hang time, preserving the fruit's full spectrum of aromas and flavors.

At the winery, the grapes are gently destemmed, fermentation temperatures are carefully controlled and two to four year old barrels are used to age the wines.