Villa Mt. Eden Grand Reserve Bien Nacido Chardonnay 2007, Santa Maria Valley

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$19.95 (393892)

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August 06, 2011

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This a deeply coloured shiny gold colour. It has a massive nose very mindful of buttered corn on the cob barbecued...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is certainly mature as you might expect from 4-year old Californian chardonnay, but is drinking extremely well...

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Community Reviews (3)

Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Wow, what a nice chardonnay. Enjoyable smokey flavour with a nice buttery finish. Terrific value at $19.95. Will definitely pick up a few more for our cellar. Tasted November 2011 and March 2012.

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Tony  G
Tony G

Over-the-top, banana and pineapple aroma, followed by flavours like a butterscotch Sunday. Have with something big and worthy, like pasta with wild mushroom/cream sauce, or wild mushroom/chicken risotto. Fantastic.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Deep gold in colour with high intensity on the nose.

Positives: A powerful nose showing creme brûlée, buttered popcorn, peaches & cream corn and medium toasted oak. The taste is more refined showing lemon, apple crumble pie, creme brûlée, mango, pineapple, butter popcorn, peaches & cream corn with a medium tossed oak. Full body, good acidity, long finish & the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: The powerful nose is a little too much that it detracts from the enjoyment of drinking the wine. Pity.

Interesting Point: Use the large Chard glass.

Drink now on its own or pair it with lobster & drawn butter.

Tasted: 10 Feb 12

Score: 8.5/10, Value: 8.5+/10, Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

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