Chalone Monterey County Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 87898
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

Chalone 2005 Monterey County Chardonnay shows cool climate freshness in the fruit, along with good viscous texture and body, which is typical of their longer growing season. The wine has the classic citrus-pineapple tropical fruit aromas of the Monterey County region, combined with luscious pear flavors, crisp acidity and bright floral aromas. The oak (a combination of French and older American barrels) is beautifully integrated with the fruit. Impressive up front, the wine shows a very long, elegant finish.

Chalone 2005 Chardonnay is an excellent complement to flavorful seafood dishes, such as a Crab Louis salad or grilled sea bass. It also pairs nicely with firmer cheeses such as Pecorino Sardo, Cantal, aged Vermont Cheddar, or a young goat cheese like Montrachet.

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Perched high on the western slopes of the remote Gavilan Mountain Range on Mount Chalone, 1,800 feet above California's Salinas Valley, Chalone Vineyard represents a singular convergence of terroir and winemaking. Originally planted in 1919, the vineyard's ability to yield benchmark Chardonnay was discovered when Chalone Wine Group co-founder, Dick Graff, made his first vintage...

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Learn About Central Coast

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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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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