Monterey Chardonnay
Ratings

91

2017 Monterey
Chardonnay

91 points

Excellent, Highly Recommended
"A classic nose of baked apple, seared oak, lemon butter, toasted marshmallow, and marzipan. The palates bright acid and generous weight combine to reign in the luscious flavors and lead to a finish that shows a slight kiss of barrel tannin."

Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2019

88

2016 Monterey
Chardonnay

88 points, Silver Medal

Highly Recommended
"Golden yellow color. Fruity, sweet aromas of apple cinnamon compote, roasted banana, caramel, and grapefruit candy with a velvety, fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, easy apple pie with a buttery crust, allspice, lime, and white pepper finish with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak. A lovely chardonnay whose fruit is complimented by subtle pepperiness."

Beverage Testing Institute, August 2017

93

2014 Monterey
Chardonnay

93 points - Gold Medal

Critics Challenge, 2015

Monterey
Chardonnay
2017

91 points, Ultimate Wine Challenge

91 points

"Excellent, Highly Recommended. A classic nose of baked apple, seared oak, lemon butter, toasted marshmallow, and marzipan. The palate’s bright acid and generous weight combine to reign in the luscious flavors and lead to a finish that shows a slight kiss of barrel tannin."
- Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2019
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Silver Medal - San Diego Wine Competition

Silver Medal

- San Diego Wine Competition, 2019

Monterey
Chardonnay
2016

88 points, Silver Medal

Highly Recommended
"Golden yellow color. Fruity, sweet aromas of apple cinnamon compote, roasted banana, caramel, and grapefruit candy with a velvety, fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, easy apple pie with a buttery crust, allspice, lime, and white pepper finish with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak. A lovely chardonnay whose fruit is complimented by subtle pepperiness."
- Beverage Testing Institute, August 2017
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Silver Medal

- American Wine Society, 2017

Silver Medal

- Sommerlier Challenge, 2017

Monterey
Chardonnay
2014

93 points, Gold Medal

- Critics Challenge, 2015

91 points, Gold Medal

Exceptional
"Bright clear medium straw green color. Delicate, toasty, fruity aromas of roasted pineapple, honeycrisp apples, delicate green herb - menthol, and spearmint gum dust and a bit of toast with a supple, bright, dryish medium-full body and a polished, long finish with well integrated fruit tannins and light oak. Delicate subtle balanced flavors keep coming at you, a nice hedonic persistence."
- Beverage Testing Institute, April 2015

Monterey
Chardonnay
2013

"Bright clear medium straw green color. Delicate, toasty, fruity aromas of roasted pineapple, honeycrisp apples, delicate green herb - menthol, and spearmint gum dust and a bit of toast with a supple, bright, dryish medium-full body and a polished, long finish with well integrated fruit tannins and light oak. Delicate subtle balanced flavors keep coming at you, a nice hedonic persistence."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, March 2015

Silver Medal

"Golden silver color. Delicate aromas of spiced apples and pears and vanilla meringue with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity body and a warming, easy citrus, peppery spice, and nutskin finish with fine tannins and light oak. A solid chardonnay."
- Beverage Testing Institute, September 2014

Silver Medal

- American Wine Society, 2014

Monterey
Chardonnay
2012

88 points, Silver Medal

"Golden yellow color. Aromas of pineapple, spiced apple and nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, toasted lemon tart finish. Very clean and balanced."
- Beverage Testing Institute, May 2014

Silver Medal

- San Diego Wine Competition, 2014

Monterey
Chardonnay
2009

Silver Medal

- San Diego Wine Competition, 2009

"A good Chardonnay, modestly oaked, with pleasant flavors of lemons, pineapples, buttered toast and cinnamon spice. Brisk acidity makes it finish bright and clean."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, July 2011

Monterey
Chardonnay
2007

"This is a solid, everyday Chard. It's very dry and crisp, with earthy, fruity citrus flavors."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, October 2009