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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Trevor Jones Virgin Chardonnay 2008
Trevor Jones Virgin Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 102628)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $15.19

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Tropical fruit nose with nuances of stone fruit, fig and melon. The palate is rich and full bodied. Chardonnay fruit characters dominate and are supported by creamy, buttery texture due to 20% MLF and 100% "sur lees" maturation with regular battonage. In 2008, several new clones have been incorporated from some young growers with a refreshing approach to growing premium Chardonnay.
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About Trevor Jones:

Trevor Jones began his winemaking career in 1977 at Bernkastel Wines, with Rob O'Callaghan of Rockford Winery Basket Press Shiraz fame, and worked through two vintages, before accepting a position as assistant winemaker at Karrawirra Wines in 1979. In 1982, Trevor was appointed winemaker and remained in that position until 1986. During Trevor's time at Karrawirra, he also made wines for Kellermeister Wines and eventually became full time winemaker there. Additionally, Trevor has worked as a consultant winemaker for Anglesey Wines, St. Hallett Wines and Glenara Wines.

Trevor Jones received the distinction of being awarded two perfect 100 point scores (never before awarded) for the Old Barossa Tokay and the Barossa Liqueur Shiraz Tawny from Robert Parker Jr. of The Wine Advocate in February 2000.