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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Montes Alpha Series Chardonnay 2006
Montes Alpha Series Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 98817)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It is a strong fruity wine with beautiful Chardonnay character. Evident banana, pineapple, and tropical fruits in the upfront with a well-integrated oak that helps add elegance without covering the fruit. The Malolactic fermentation makes a full wine in the mid palate with long and pleasant finish and nice buttery after taste. Nice balanced between fruit and oak.

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About Montes:

With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. Their premise, a clear belief that Chile had an untapped potential as a producer of quality wines, made them a benchmark for other wineries to follow. Its original four partners' total involvement and the continuous help of the angels that decorate their labels was key to their success. Two decades later, Montes is the fifth most important winery of Chile where Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking area with the same passion as the first day. Hard work and total focus on quality has led Montes to be one of the most successful and respected quality-driven wineries in Chile as they continue pioneering and breaking new grounds in wine.