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2010 Navarro Vineyards Chardonnay "Mendocino"

Navarro 2010 Mendocino Chardonnay

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mendocino"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $17

Cases produced: 3,950

KWG Score: 87 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: December 16, 2012

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored Chardonnay opens with a mild apple and gentle oak bouquet with a hint of lemon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and crisp. The flavor profile is mineral infused vanilla oak and apple blend. I also detected a hint of butterscotch. The finish is dry and its minerality lingers for a little while. I would pair this fresh styled Chard with Asian dishes. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: After a series of morning tastings, we decided on a specific blend containing eight different 2010 Chardonnay vineyard lots. In this Mendocino bottling we aim for bright Chardonnay fruit flavors with just a kiss of oak. The weather was cool during ripening so the flavors are clean and bright and resonate with lemony clarity. We like it with local Petrale sole, quickly pan seared in butter and sprinkled with capers.

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