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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Alamos Chardonnay 2006
Alamos Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 91406)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sourced from Bodega Catena Zapata's high-altitude vineyards in Mendoza, the Alamos line is consistent in quality and value year after year. From the vineyard to the winery, the Alamos wines are made to emphasize varietal fruit character with the most gentle and minimal handling of the grapes. The wines have ripe forward fruit with soft, sweet tannins that make them highly approachable upon release.

The 2006 Alamos Chardonnay shows a light yellow color with greenish tones. The nose is fresh and focused, with ripe tropical and citrus fruits layered with floral notes and a touch of vanilla. The mouthfeel is clean, with pineapple and mango fruits with a touch of lemon and sweet spice. The finish is bright and crisp with refreshing acidity and balance.

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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.