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RICH & CREAMY, Presenting flavours of baked apples, poached pears & pineapple

Sourced from California Coastal growing regions where warm days and cool nights provide ideal ripening conditions

Balanced acidity & fine finish make this the perfect pairing with Dover Sole or fettuccine Alfredo

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay 2017 (California)

Member rating / 22
$14.99p/Btl
Erp $19.99 $17.38
12 Btls, $179.88 12 Btls, $156.42
Awarded Gold Medal Imported Wine
Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay 2017 (California)

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay 2017 (California)

Member rating / 22
2017 marked the end of a five-year drought with warm days and cool nights provide ideal ripening conditions for grapes to develop bright, ripe fruit flavors and crisp acidity.
$14.99p/Btl
Erp $19.99 $17.38
12 Btls, $179.88 12 Btls, $156.42

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

Japan Wine Challenge 2018

Description

The 2017 Chardonnay is golden straw in color and opens with aromas of key lime pie, honeysuckle, pineapple, crème brûlee, and vanilla bean. Rich and creamy flavors of baked apples, poached pears, pineapple, baking spices, and toasty oak with a balanced acidity and finish.

The 2017 growing season marked the end of a five-year drought. Significant rain throughout the state refilled reservoirs and replenished soils. Harvest began early and at a normal pace, ramping up during a heat wave in late August and early September. Temperatures cooled in mid-September, slowing harvest and allowing the grapes to fully mature. The resulting wines show excellent aromatics, flavors, and acidity.

The fruit for this vintage was sourced from vineyards where warm days and cool nights provide ideal ripening conditions for grapes to develop bright, ripe fruit flavors and crisp acidity. The grapes were harvested at night and in the early morning to preserve ideal acidity and sugar levels. Harvest ran from September through October 2017.

After night and early morning harvesting, we whole cluster pressed the grapes then cold fermented the juice in stainless steel to fully capture its fresh flavors. A portion of the blend also underwent malolactic fermentation to foster a rich, creamy mouthfeel. Seventy percent of the wine was aged for eight months with French oak.

Food Pairing: Enjoy the Robert Mondavi Chardonnay with roasted turkey and rosemary stuffing, chicken cordon bleu, stuffed Dover sole, and fettucine Alfredo.

Seal

Cork

Payment

Alcohol

13.5%

Delivery

NZ $8.00

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (14)

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Great old fashioned chardonnay.

Mike - 08/07/2019

easy drinking Californian wine in the oaked category. Not subtle

Julian - 20/01/2019

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Really good wine, highly recommended

Pauline - 14/12/2018

I love big bold oaky chardonnays so I am happy with this wine although it's not as good as their last vintage. Overall,I think it's very good value for money.

Julie - 09/11/2018

good quality wine only problem it has cork to remove

Kevin - 24/06/2019

Very happy boy. I sooo enjoyed the 2016 vintage and tried to replace it ... but nup ... can't find it anywhere. So I took a punt on the 2017 version ... and yayyyy ... maybe up to 2016 ????

Fraser - 10/06/2019

E
Great Chardonnay not too buttery but great food wine.

Evan - 17/03/2019

G
A little sweet but excellent depth of flavour.

Gary - 04/03/2019

T
A good counterpoint to the other big Cali chardonnays

Tony - 19/11/2018

R
Wonderful buttery, oaky style that we don't find much now in NZ

Richard - 12/11/2018

B
A really good Californian chardonnay

Brian - 04/10/2018

no as happy with this as I thought I might be

Jane - 28/06/2019

V
Wanted to try a US Wine, is ok but wouldnt rave about it.

Vicki - 01/10/2018

Needs to be drunk shortly

John - 29/09/2018


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