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2011 Monte Bello Chardonnay

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2011 Monte Bello Chardonnay

Price: $70.00

2011 Monte Bello Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay

93 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
94 Points - International Wine Report

Tasting Note:
Aromas of lemon rind, braised pear, dried fig, ginger root, and crushed rock. Flavors of citrus fruit and honeysuckle with zesty acid, oily texture, and a lingering wet stone mineral finish.

Drenched by spring rains, the vines began their growing season later than usual, and cold summer weather pushed ripening back still further. Harvested on October 17, and whole-cluster pressed, the juice was put in barrel to ferment slowly in our cool nineteenth-century cellar. Based on September tastings, Two Acre parcel was chosen for this Monte Bello. Fully ripe, the wine shows the mineral nuance of limestone sub-soils. This fine vintage will develop further over the next ten to fifteen years. EB (12/12)

Ingredients: Hand harvested, sustainably grown grapes; indigenous yeasts; naturally occurring malolactic bacteria; minimum effective SO
2. PD (12/12)