Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay 2008
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Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay 2008 Wine Review
Round and full-bodied with lovely aromas of green apples, pineapple, lemon zest, peach and hazelnut. A vanilla spice-infused finish. 4.4/5
This Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay 2008 was reviewed August 17, 2010 by Natalie MacLean
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|When making the 2007 Napa Valley Chardonnay, Laurie Hook kept each lot separate and used several different techniques to retain the fruit’s brightness while developing its|
innate complexities. After the grapes were sent directly to press where the juice was
gently extracted, half the wine was aged for 9 months in French oak barrels (31% new) to enhance its natural richness and roundness. The remaining juice was stainless steel fermented to highlight the crisp, bright citrus and fruit flavors that Chardonnay grapes offer in abundance. Laurie chose to put 35% of the wine through malolactic fermentation, balancing the wine’s lush mouthfeel with its bright fruit characteristics.
“Almost half the fruit from the 2007 Napa Valley Chardonnay is from Bertha’s Vineyard, which consistently delivers rich citrus and apple flavors. Lemon meringue, pear, vanilla bean and toasty oak notes make this a richly layered wine from the start. The bright citrus notes keep this wine refreshing and undeniably pleasing to drink, with a silky finish.” – Winemaker, Laurie Hook
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