Price:  £13.95 | Case Rate: £13.25
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Wente Vineyards - Morning Fog Chardonnay 2016

Information

  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: California
  • Wine Maker: Karl Wente
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now -2018
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 15 (2012) WE: 90 (2013) Misc: 89 Stars (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Enjoy aromas and flavors of green apple and tropical fruits, balanced by subtle oak, cinnamon and vanilla from barrel aging. With a mouth-filling body and balanced acidity, this wine delivers a medium-long, refreshing finish.

Winery Information

Wente Vineyards

Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously-operated, family-owned winery in the country; owned and managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery draws from nearly 3,000 acres of Estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Wente Family Estates is comprised of Wente Vineyards, Murrieta's Well, Double Decker and Hayes Ranch wineries; owned and.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2012)15 pts

Tasted June '13 -This was admittedly the growing season from hell, with unprecedented rain resulting in particularly fragile fruit. Presumably this is why the fruit in this case is somewhat submerged by oak, a particularly spicy oak note possibly the result of the Hungarian component in the mix of oaks used. Serviceable rather than fine.

Wine Enthusiast (2013)90 pts

Robust in mouth feel, this offers subtlety in flavor and an appetizingly tangy texture. It seems to develop more with each sip. Look for light aromas of apple and fig, flavors that gain a touch of butter and almond, and medium body.

Miscellaneous (2014)

Gold & Reserve Class Champion, Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition, February 2016 Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2016

Miscellaneous (2014)89 stars

Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "The 2014 Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay is a serious party in a bottle; great for casual get-togethers, this is a wine that everyone will enjoy. I would pair this one with Dungeness crab and a nearby bowl of drawn butter. Medium straw, light yellow color; apricot pit and ripe apples in the nose, very good quality, nice depth; medium bodied, nice crispiness in the palate; dry, pleasing acidity, very good balance; bright apple flavors, with an almost note of mineral; medium finish, pleasing aftertaste. (Tasted: April 13, 2016, San Francisco, CA)"

Vinification Notes

50% of this wine was barrel fermented in neutral French, American, and Eastern European oak. The other 50% was fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the natural fruit flavors inherent in this Chardonnay. The barrel fermented portion was aged sur lie for 7 months. Batonnage, the art of stirring the barrels, was performed monthly. The stainless steel portion was aged on lees for 7 months.