Basic Information

Name –Robert Mondavi  Bourbon Barrel Aged Chardonnay (Private Selection)

Vintage – 2015

Region – USA – California – Monterey

Varietal – Chardonnay

Pricing – $14

Alcohol Content – 14.5%

Appearance

Bottle – Yellowish-green in appearance with a black label with white and gold font.

Wine – The wine itself is a bright golden yellow.

Aroma/Nose

Heavy charred oak hits the nose initially then followed by a vanilla and peach with a touch of honey.

Texture/Body

Nice, dry yet creamy texture coats the palate followed by less of an acidic zing than their normal Chard.

Tasting

Vanilla and honey hit the palate then it moves into granny apple and honey like component. This wine stays mid palate and moves forward on the tongue.

Finish

The finish is a beautiful soft oak mixed with a peach and honey flavor.

Overall Experience

Overall, the Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel Aged Chardonnay has an added sweetness unlike the original chardonnay.  This really mellows out the experience. I will say that I enjoyed this one more than this lines original Chardonnay.

Pairings

Food – Shellfish, Poultry, Pork

Cigar – Ave Maria ImmaculataCaldwell Cigar All Out Kings or Nica Libre Silver

Wine Publication Ratings

N/A

Winemakers Tasting Notes

See: Golden Yellow

Smell: Vanilla, Toasted Coconut

Taste: Ripe Pineapple, Juicy Peach, Toasty Oak

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