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2008 Robert Mondavi Chardonnay "Napa Valley"

Robert Mondavi 2008 Napa Valley Chardonnay

Winery: Robert Mondavi

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 60,000

KWG Score: 87.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: February 5, 2011

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chard opens with a fragrant pear and oak bouquet with a hint of banana. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, shows some crispy acidity, and is a bit viscous. The flavor profile is a spicy Anjou Pear with integrated oak. The finish is dry and its tingly acidic sensation remains after the wine is gone. Pair this Chard with grilled chicken. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This vivid and crisp Chardonnay draws orchard aromas of fresh Bosc pears and Gala apples against a backdrop of fleshy stone fruits and pineapple. A stripe of exotic spices, including notes of nutmeg and cinnamon, gives way to subtle aromas of panna cotta and warm hazelnuts. Persistent on the palate, this wine gracefully balances the toast of its well-integrated oak with bright fresh fruit flavors for a round, lingering finish that is typical of the Carneros terroir.

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