Bernardus Chardonnay 2005
from Central Coast, California
Number 24 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!
One of the best values in California Chardonnay that we've seen in a long time.
"Bright yellow hue. Shy scents of peach, brown butter and dusty gravel. Rich, quite ripe, though very taut, flavors of buttery banana, lime and oak spice. Very long close positively gushes with stone fruit and apple notes."
-The Wine News 95 Points
The beautiful weather throughout the critical months of September and October of 2005 provided us with ripe and perfectly balanced fruit. At Bernardus, all our grapes our hand picked and very gently pressed in order to retain their best characteristics.
The resulting wine is a perfect expression of Monterey Chardonnay, with bright citrus and tropical fruit aromas married with mineral notes and subtle toasty oak nuances. The lush, opulent palate is intense and focused with complex flavors of ripe pineapple, lime, mineral notes, and crème brulèe lingering on a long, creamy finish.
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- Marina Del Rey, CA (read all my reviews
A snifter of this fine nectar will send even the most refined palate on a taste extravaganza!
nothing special here. This tasted like an ordinary california chardonney to me. Very little (or no) oak, which is a plus. I found it overrated.
This is an excellent wine. Very well balanced and appealing. Our guests, who drink Chardonnay quite frequently, thought this wine was superb.
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