2015 Navarro Vineyards Chardonnay "Mendocino"
Winery: Navarro Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mendocino"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 3,478
KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: April 18, 2017
Wine Review: This pale straw colored Chardonnay from Mendocino is very good. It opens with an attractive cantaloupe and pineapple bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, pleasantly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a pineapple and guava blend with notes of apple and minerality. I also detected hints of oak in the background as well. The finish is dry and its acidity and flavors are nicely prolonged. This Chard is very food friendly and it would pair nicely with a roasted garlic chicken. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The grapes for this bottling are from two Mendocino appellations: two-thirds Anderson Valley Chardonnay, which hints of pear and citrus, and one third Potter Valley fruit that suggests peach and melon. The wine was aged in seasoned French oak barrels and only half was put through the secondary fermentation; the resulting wine is dry and crisp with a panoply of ripe Chardonnay fruit unencumbered by strong oak flavors. It slides down easily with a meal of fresh cracked crab, roast chicken or even fish tacos.
Organic status: not organic
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