Our Monterey Chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel, keeping the wine clean and crisp—just like our favorite Chablis. The cool, breezy weather of Monterey Bay allows for a longer period of maturation which allows the grapes more time to develop classic varietal characteristics. The climate produces a Chardonnay with aromas of orange blossom, green apple, and citrus and with a bright acid structure.
The vineyards of Monterey consistently provide ideal fruit and exemplify our winemaking goal: a natural balance between sugar and acidity. Because of the low yields from this vintage, the fruit had intensified aromas and flavors, creating a more full-bodied, weighty wine.
"Believe me, you won’t miss the oak barrel influence on this wine. It’s so good all by itself. Brightened with crisp Monterey acidity and totally dry, it’s rich in pineapple, tangerine, Meyer lemon, lime, mineral and vanilla flavors that will satisfy your Chardonnay tooth."
Rich & Creamy
Very enjoyable Chardonnay. Buttery, some oak, not unpleasant at all. Not really a summer wine, it would be best in the fall and winter. Found it comfortable, like a cozy blanket, if you will.
Fruity & Smooth
I am not usually a fan of Chardonnay- but this one does not have oak treatment...so it remains crisp and fresh. Still a full mouth feel.. this wine was a pleasant surprise to discover.
Light & Crisp
Bought this wine for $9.99 at my local Safeway. Only OK at best. Here's the larger issue; if it were not for Wine Enthusiast (WE) ratings there would be basically nothing in the Wine.com 90 under 20 lists. WE are not a credible wine review source. IMHO they are a bit of a sham such as Wilfred Wong at BevMo.