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Chalone Vineyard Chardonnay Monterey County 2012

Chalone Vineyard Chardonnay Monterey County 750ML 2012    
Sku: 13274

The majority of the grapes were selected from the Arroyo Seco AVA of northern Monterey County. The stony terroir and a variety of clones gave this Chardonnay wine a broad flavor spectrum. Barrel fermentation, malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging enhanced the wine’s silky texture, rounded acidity and creamy complexity.

Wine maker notes
Chalone 2005 Monterey County Chardonnay shows cool climate freshness in the fruit, along with good viscous texture and body, which is typical of their longer growing season. The wine has the classic citrus-pineapple tropical fruit aromas of the Monterey County region, combined with luscious pear flavors, crisp acidity and bright floral aromas. The oak (a combination of French and older American barrels) is beautifully integrated with the fruit. Impressive up front, the wine shows a very long, elegant finish.

Other text
Chalone Vineyard was one of the first wineries to recognize the amazing potential of Chardonnay from Monterey County. With moderate winters and a maritime-influenced climate, Monterey has one of the coolest, most consistent growing seasons in the state, ideal for this thin-skinned varietal. Our grapes come from the northern Salinas Valley, in the Arroyo Seco American Viticultural Area, and other cool, well-drained sites auspiciously influenced by the wind and fog that carry the cool Pacific air down the valley. Here, budbreak is generally early and the growing season long, allowing the grapes to hang on the vine and develop slowly for ripe, flavorful Chardonnay with a nice core of acidity

Food pairing
Chalone 2005 Chardonnay is an excellent complement to flavorful seafood dishes, such as a Crab Louis salad or grilled sea bass. It also pairs nicely with firmer cheeses such as Pecorino Sardo, Cantal, aged Vermont Cheddar, or a young goat cheese like Montrachet

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Type: Still wine
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