Sunday, June 16, 2013

Clos Pegase Mitsuke's Vineyard Carneros-Napa Valley 2008 Chardonnay





Clos Pegase Mitsuke's Vineyard Carneros-Napa Valley 2008 Chardonnay,  $16.99-$19.99, 92 points, appears typically yellow/gold in color with a viscous-almost olive oil consistency hinting at its near full body with surprisingly good acidity.
Melon aromas with Cantaloupe makes for an okay experience.
This Chardonnay balances mineral notes with flavors of melon, mint, and vanilla remarkably well, and finishes the palate flavors long with a gentle hint of white pepper, and a more potent ginger.

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4 comments:

  1. An ok experience & you gave it 92 points?

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    1. Claire, you R so observant, but I have to balance the aroma vs. the overall pleasure I have in the wine, and the flavor and texture were so good as to over-come the lack-luster aroma.
      Keep in mind that Chardonnay is not my white-wine of choice, so when I like-love one, I'm confident that it is a "good" one:)

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  2. Haven't had one of these in about 10 years, but I remember this as being a good "go-to" Chardonnay back in the day. I also remember it as being somewhat melony. Nice to hear it is still delivering a satisfying drink at about the same price it sold for a decade ago.

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    1. Bill, thanks for your reflection on this wine.
      I'm looking forward to tasting one of their Cabs which I've had in the cellar for some time.

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