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2006 Solaire by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay "Solaire"

Robert Mondavi 2006 Chardonnay Solaire

Winery: Solaire by Robert Mondavi

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Solaire"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Lucia Highlands

State or country: CA

Price: $15

Cases produced: 37,000

KWG Score: 88 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: June 3, 2008

Wine Review: Some wines are very easy to tell where they come from. This one is clearly a California Chard. This yellow wine opens with a banana and golden delicious apple like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is rich, creamy, well balanced, soft, while yet full flavored. The flavor profile is very concentrated tropical fruit like flavors with creamy butter and oak influences that are common in many CA Chardonnays. This traditional Chard would pair quite nicely with smoked Gouda cheese and crackers. Also, like most Chardonnays it is quite temperature sensitive. Serve this wine cool, not cold. It will bring out the wines best traits. Cheers, Ken

Winemaker Notes: Solaire by Robert Mondavi displays aromas and flavors of citrus, pear, mango, and freshly cut pineapple, supported by spicy and smoky nuances from 100% French oak. Aged for 13 months in a combination of new and one-year-old oak, this wine may be enjoyed upon release.

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