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2014 Navarro Vineyards Chardonnay "Mendocino"

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mendocino"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 2,909

KWG Score: 87.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 14, 2016

Wine Review: This white gold colored Chardonnay from Navarro opens with light oak, almond and faint pear bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, mouthwatering and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty mild oak infused pear with notes of gentle minerality and faint pineapple. The finish is dry and fades away nicely. This is a very nice everyday Chard that would pair well with food. It reminded me of a nice Chablis. I would pair it with baked Orange Roughy Italian-style. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine is a cuvee produced with grapes from two distinct Mendocino appellations: forty-five percent Anderson Valley and fifty-five percent Potter Valley. Anderson Valley's Chardonnay flavors bring to mind citrus and poached pear; Potter Valley fruit more resembles red apple and melon. Rather than oak or fermentation flavors dominating, the emphasis in Navarro's Mendocino Chardonnay bottling is the grapes' fruit, and the combination of the two appellations presents a panoply of juicy flavors.

Organic status: not organic

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