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2008 Navarro Vineyards Chardonnay "Premier Reserve"

Navarro 2008 Premier Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Premier Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 1,445

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: July 7, 2010

Wine Review: This Chardonnay is always one of our favorites every year and it seems to fly under the radar. Shock your friends and show up with a bottle or two at your next dinner party. They will be very impressed. It is yellow colored and opens with a fragrant and attractive Bartlett pear and mild oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced, and creamy. The flavor profile is a delicious mild green apple with notes of mild oak with hints of mineral and green melon mixed in. The finish is dry and rather refreshing. I would serve this Chard cool and with chicken ravioli with a mushroom cream sauce. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The aromas display a seductive orange blossom element with hints of hazelnut and buttered toast. The flavors are a refined mix of Asian pear and Key lime layered with spicy French oak. We have less than half our normal production so this beauty will sell out early.

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