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VintageTypeProducerVarietyDesignationVineyardCountryRegionSubRegionAppellation
2008WhiteMonthaven CoastalChardonnayn/an/aUSACaliforniaCentral CoastCentral Coast

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Community Tasting Notes (average 86.5 pts. and median of 86 pts. in 2 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by DrinkNectar on 4/29/2010 & rated 86 points: •The Stuff: 100% Chardonnay from various vineyards in the California Central Coast. Partially 35% barrel fermented, cold fermented, and barrel aged. 13.5%abv; 40,000 cases made

•The Swirl: Very pale straw color, much lighter than a traditional Chardonnay. Swirl does indicate some thickness to the wine. Clean and clear

•The Sniff: Not a lot happening on the nose. There are some nice plays of pear, subtle hints of tropics, and a slight mineral aroma that throws it off just a bit (not much).

•The Sip: Pleasing on the mouth-feel. Surprisingly nice for coming out of a box. In a blind tasting I would certainly put this on par with some $12 Chardonnay I’ve recently had. The subtle tropics continue on the palate with a tad citrus lemon. The acidity seems slightly off balanced on the finish.

•The Score: At the equivalent of $6 per bottle ($24 per Octavin), I can easily score this a 3 and offer it as a recommended wine for summer BBQ parties or camping adventures. (1775 views)
 Tasted by drdebs on 3/26/2010 & rated 87 points: One of the best boxed wines I've had, this chardonnay had buttered apple aromas and flavors with a bit of lemon. Not too oaky, not to acidic--not to distinctive, but the price is right and if you are looking for a party wine this would be a good choice. Comes in 3 L box with twist spout, and comes to about $7.50 a bottle. (1737 views)

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California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Central Coast

Central Coast Wine Growers Association

ABOVE WEBSITE NO LONGER EXISTS - Following websites may provide info. for CA Central Coast wineries and organizations (valid as of March 2015):

http://www.ccwinegrowers.org/links.html
http://www.discovercaliforniawines.com/regional-wine-organizations/
http://beveragetradenetwork.com/en/btn-academy/list-of-winegrowers-association-in-central-coast-california-274.ht

 
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