2008 Monthaven Coastal Chardonnay


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
Drink between 2010 - 2011 (Edit)
CT86.5 2 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 2

  • DrinkNectar Likes this wine: (86 points)

    April 29, 2010 - •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.

  • drdebs Likes this wine: (87 points)

    March 26, 2010 - 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.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Monthaven Coastal
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast

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  • In Cellars 1 (33%)
  • Consumed 2 (67%)

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