El Molino

Chardonnay

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R 845

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2010


Cultivar:

Chardonnay

Country:

United States

Rating:

90 Points - Robert Parker

Specifications:

14.80% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 to 10 years
Origin: Napa Valley Appellation: Napa Valley

Tasting Notes:

Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Bold aromas of lemon rind, pineapple and toasty oak. Incredible depth of flavor including lemon pudding, yellow peach and burnt caramel. A voluptuous offering with a good tug of oak but a bright vein of acidity keeping the wine in focus.

Lemon
Lemon

Peach
Peach

Pineapple
Pineapple

Caramel
Caramel

El Molino was founded in 1871 and was one of the first wineries in the Napa Valley. It operated until Prohibition and was restored in 1981. The 66-acre estate Star Vineyard, first planted in 1978, is located in a unique microclimate ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Located between Highway 29 and the Napa River, El Molino is just south of Beaulieu No. 1.

The grapes are grown at Star Vineyard in Rutherford where the Chardonnay was planted in 1978 and the first Pinot Noir block in 1991. A Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir made from purchased grapes was added in the 2009 vintage. Production is 1,700 cases of wine a year.

Food pairing

Soft Cheese Seafood Poultry Game Fish
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