Bernardus Monterey County Chardonnay 2007

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 100103
  • WN92
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

2007 was in many ways an ideal year for Winemakers. We enjoyed a long growing season with moderate temperatures and low yields in the vineyards. This provided us with a small crop of grapes with highly concentrated fruit flavors and well balanced acidity.

Our 2007 Monterey Chardonnay is assembled from specially selected vineyards primarily in the Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations of the Salinas Valley. These two areas contribute certain aroma and flavor profiles that when blended, produce an extraordinary wine. Arroyo Seco with its gravelly soils is known for its bright apple and pear flavors with perceptible mineral notes and rich texture. The Santa Lucia Highlands are cooler with deep, well-drained soils producing wines with intense citrus and tropical fruit characters and a crisp, focused structure.

This superb wine is the perfect expression of Monterey Chardonnay. Aromas are expressive of apple and pear with notes of crème brûlée. The palette is very rich with many layers of ripe tropical and citrus fruit flavors accented with toasty oak nuances which linger on a long, creamy finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Gold hue. Forward aromas of sliced apple and butterscotch with a whiff of cinnamon. A rich, well-structured Chard offering baked apple and pineapple flavors. A lengthy finish with toasted oak, youthful acidity and expressive tropical fruit."
92 Points

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
I like oak, I like buttery chardonnary, but this one had too much oak and was too sweet.
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Rating:
(1/9/2011)
I agree a 100% with Veritas (the other reviewer here). This is not a 92 pt wine. Its just too sweet.. Tastes like a $7 bottle of Chardonnay. Waste of money, and time.
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The focus of Bernardus is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination. Our Marinus Estate Bordeaux-style red wine is the centerpiece of owner Ben Pon's dream. It is complemented by Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from cool coastal climate vineyards. We also offer limited bottlings of small production and vineyard designate wines, which are...

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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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