New Customers Save $30 off $100+* with code OCTNEW30
New Customers Save $30* with code OCTNEW30
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Monthaven Winery Chardonnay (3 Liter Octavin Home Wine Bar) 2010
Monthaven Chardonnay is crafted from selected vineyards throughout California's diverse Central Coast, with
a focus on fruit from Santa Barbara and Monterey. The Santa Barbara components deliver rich tropical notes
on both the nose and palate, while cool climate Monterey components deliver crisp apple notes and balanced
acidity. To show the best of Central Coast Chardonnay's varietal nature, Monthaven is a blend of cold
fermented, barrel fermented and barrel aged wines. The result: a wine full of flavor, with balanced acidity and
a clean finish.
With almost 30 years of experience working exclusively at wineries in
California's Central Coast, artisan winemaker JeffYamamoto knows a thing or two about the area's dozens of microclimates. Starting in quality control roles, moving into the cellar, then onto general management responsibilities, Jeff's hands-on experience in every step of the winemaking process has created
a stickler for the details. Crafting Monthaven at California's "largest small-lot winery" allows Jeff to keep grapes from different microclimates and vineyard blocks separate. He then uses his decade of cellar management experience to customize his barreling approach for each wine. Based on their individual characteristics, specific lots are selected for barrel fermentation or barrel aging
to maximize the distinctiveness of each blend. Jeff largely prefers American oak for Monthaven wines to assure that the fruit flavors shine through, accented by balanced oak
notes and agreeable tannins. The winemaking techniques applied to Monthaven wines are usually
reserved for wines over $20 bottle. "My goal with these wines is to balance the fruit, acid and oak
components in a way that allows the fruit to shine in the best possible light, reflecting the Central
Coast expression of each varietal's nature."