Michaud Vineyard Chardonnay 2002

Chalone Appellation, Monterey County
Retail Price: $45.00

This Chardonnay comes from vines planted in 1986 & 1988, from cuttings of the old Wente field selection, first planted in the appellation in 1946. The 2001/2002 winter was about average in rainfall and temperature. The spring weather was relatively mild. The vines set and matured 2.4 tons / acre. The wine produced from this vintage is reminiscent of the 2000 Chardonnay: good concentration, pronounced minerality, supple texture, a variety of fruit flavors and aromas – peach, nectarine, apricot, apple with a long finish. Wines from this appellation benefit from several years of bottle aging although they are very enjoyable in their youth.  Chardonnay from this appellation will age gracefully for 7-10 years or more. Food pairings -- Some of the foods we like to serve this wine with are:  snapper, vera cruz, fresh scallops, grilled seabass, swordfish, pork roast, sautéed chicken or spaghetti carbonara. 

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The Winery

Michaud Vineyard
Michaud Vineyard
PO Box 620163
Woodside CA 94062-0163
Phone/Fax: (650) 529-0973
Website: http://michaudvineyard.com Email: http://michaudvineyard.com
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