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    Bernardus Monterey County Chardonnay 2005
    Chardonnay - Central Coast, California

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    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Item no. 91207

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Number 24 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

    One of the best values in California Chardonnay that we've seen in a long time.

    "Bright yellow hue. Shy scents of peach, brown butter and dusty gravel. Rich, quite ripe, though very taut, flavors of buttery banana, lime and oak spice. Very long close positively gushes with stone fruit and apple notes."
    -The Wine News 95 Points

    The beautiful weather throughout the critical months of September and October of 2005 provided us with ripe and perfectly balanced fruit. At Bernardus, all our grapes our hand picked and very gently pressed in order to retain their best characteristics.

    The resulting wine is a perfect expression of Monterey Chardonnay, with bright citrus and tropical fruit aromas married with mineral notes and subtle toasty oak nuances. The lush, opulent palate is intense and focused with complex flavors of ripe pineapple, lime, mineral notes, and crème brulèe lingering on a long, creamy finish.

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    User Reviews:

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    Ben (9/28/2010)
    A snifter of this fine nectar will send even the most refined palate on a taste extravaganza!
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    Christopher Voigt (9/18/2010)
    nothing special here. This tasted like an ordinary california chardonney to me. Very little (or no) oak, which is a plus. I found it overrated.
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    Michael Jensen (9/25/2010)
    This Bernardus Chardonnay is so good. Value for money, we can't go pass this one. It is our go to on most nights and we are constantly impressed with how good it is.
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    Dale R. (9/29/2010)
    This is an excellent wine. Very well balanced and appealing. Our guests, who drink Chardonnay quite frequently, thought this wine was superb.
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    OC nurse (9/25/2010)
    this wine was OK but nothing great. i was disappointed. Tasted "flat", not very complex or rich. Not perfect, yet not bad either.
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    LT (9/25/2010)
    Deserves it's high ratings. Very complex nose and flavor.
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    Rdanryd (9/26/2010)
    Great wine. Bone dry with flint.
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    Jeff Smith (9/29/2010)
    Oak and butter and compexity. This has become my "house" Chard. Not a fan of unoaked chards, so you gotta love butter. If you do, go for a bottle or two. It won't rock your world, but you'd be hard pressed to gather the muster to spit this one out at a tasting.
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    John Sp (9/29/2010)
    Very good oaky Chard for the price
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    TLW (9/28/2010)
    Vanilla nose with a hint of citrus, golden colored but not fruity. Dry taste with acidic fine finish. Excellent paring for cheese and a light pasta in a butter and wine sauce. Brought out the flavor of seafood as well as cheese, chocolate, and pasta. Best chardonnay of the year for me so far.

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