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2016 Navarro Vineyards Chardonnay "Mendocino"

Navarro 2016 Mendocino Chardonnay

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mendocino"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 3,291

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: September 18, 2018

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay from Navarro is very good. It opens with a forward oak bouquet with notes of pear. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, pretty acidic and very juicy. The flavor profile is an oak influenced pear with notes of pineapple. I also detected some hints of lemon and a bit of minerality. The finish is dry and its acidity and flavors are nicely extended. This Chard would pair nicely a seafood casserole. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This bottling sports a wider range of Chardonnay's fruit flavors with a decreased emphasis on flavors derived from the French oak barrels. The Mendocino bottling seems lighter, crisper and more fruit-driven. While not quite as complex as the Reserve, this blend was produced from nine separate lots from four vineyard sites. Try it with chicken cooked in coconut milk with onion, ginger, cumin and coriander.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Navarro 2016 Mendocino Chardonnay.

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