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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Bernardus Chardonnay 2006
Bernardus Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 95261)
The Wine News rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $19.99

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
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:

A perfect expression of Monterey Chardonnay. Aromas are expressive of ripe tropical fruits with notes of crème brulee. The palette is rich with flavors of apple, pear and exotic fruits which linger on the long, 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.