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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Montes Alpha Series Chardonnay 2009
Montes Alpha Series Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 107634)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

On the nose the Montes Alpha Chardonnay is a powerful and fruity wine that showcases the wonderful character of its premium Casablanca Chardonnay grapes. Banana, pineapple and tropical fruits become evident on the mouth, accompanied by a well integrated French oak that adds elegance to the wine without covering its flavors. The finish is long and very pleasant.

A wine of great softness and creaminess that maintains the characteristic freshness of the Casablanca Valley.

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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.