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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Bernardus Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2008
Bernardus Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2008
(search item no. 109632)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2008 is a perfect expression of Monterey Chardonnay with bright aromas of apple, candied lemon and honeysuckle accented by notes of fresh butter and caramel. The palate is rich and very smooth, exhibiting lush flavors of ripe tropical fruits finishing with beautiful notes of vanilla, crème brûlée and spice.
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About Bernardus:

Bernardus Winery was founded in 1990 in the Carmel Valley. Ben Pon's goal is to make red wines comparable to those of Bordeaux. To this end, he selected a mountain site in the Carmel Valley appellation to plant his Marinus Estate Vineyard. This site was chosen because of its unique joining of varied soils and sunny inland climate moderated by a marine influence - ideal conditions for the production of Bordeaux varietals.