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Date Printed: 4/21/2014
Bernardus Chardonnay 2004
Bernardus Chardonnay 2004
(search item no. 87815)
The Wine News rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/21/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 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
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:

Typical of this warm vintage, our 2004 Monterey Chardonnay exhibits aromas of ripe pear and apple with nuances of citrus, honey and vanilla. The palate exudes juicy, ripe, tropical fruit flavors accented by notes of fresh butter. It is impeccably balanced by a pleasing beam of acidity extending through the long and creamy finish.
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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.