• Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay 2017 91

    Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay 2017

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    91pts James Suckling

    "Citrus rind, green apples, bread crust and fresh herbs. Medium-bodied with crunchy acidity and a bright finish. Drink now." ~ James Suckling

    From 'California's First Family of Chardonnay'*, we have the Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay. It's the perfect companion for these climbing temps. Unlike some California Chardonnays, Morning Fog is not a big, heavy oak bomb. Wente struck a beautiful balance between bright acidity and subtle herbal notes in this wine, which allows the lovely fruit flavors to shine. Sip it as an aperitif, or with most any appetizer you can think of on the lighter side. Grilled fish, roasted chicken, salads, seafood pastas and much more can be paired with this California white. Are you ready to dazzle your diners winelovers??

    James Suckling:  "Citrus rind, green apples, bread crust and fresh herbs. Medium-bodied with crunchy acidity and a bright finish. Drink now." May 2019

    Winery:  "The 2017 Morning Fog Chardonnay is a beautiful expression of the Livermore Valley with aromatics from creamy lemon curd, graham and a touch of floral and vanilla. This wine is medium-bodied with a nice acidity. A great wine to pair with chicken and fish.

    Since 1883, five generations of our family have handcrafted fine wines that express the very best of our vineyards and winemaking expertise. Our Estate Grown Morning Fog Chardonnay is named for the morning coastal fog pushed by Pacific wind streams into the bowl of the San Francisco Bay and lured inland by Livermore Valley’s unique East-West orientation. This daily phenomenon moderates the climate to produce excellent, beautifully balanced Chardonnay. Planted on various Wente clones, each vineyard block is farmed and harvested separately which maximizes quality and adds an elegant complexity to the wine. *Recognized as “California’s First Family of Chardonnay”, our family was the first in California to produce a varietally labeled Chardonnay in 1936 made from our heritage Wente clones. Today, nearly 80% of the Chardonnay vineyards in California are planted with the Wente clone, which originated from our family’s estate."

    "Morning Fog Chardonnay is a great expression of Livermore Valley Chardonnay, with diverse alluvial fans of soil consistently creating Chardonnay with beautiful and lingering minerality, which coupled with the natural acidity from the long and cool growing season, creates a beautiful wine." ~ Karl D. Wente, Fifth Generation Winemaker

    Bottle                
    750ml, cork                          
    Varietal 98% Chardonnay, 2% Gewurztraminer
    Alcohol 
    13.5%
    Total Acidity
    0.6g/L
    pH 3.55
    Aging 5 months sur lie; 25% aged 5 additional months on the lees
    Region         San Francisco Bay, California