Pride Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay 2007

Pride Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay 2007


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Our Napa Valley Chardonnay, the only Pride wine produced from non-estate grapes, is sourced from two excellent vineyards in Napa Valley's Carneros appellation. Cooling morning fog, temperate days and brisk winds from the San Pablo Bay create the perfect environment to fully ripen Chardonnay grapes while maintaining a crisp acidity. This year's offering expresses melon, green apple, star fruit and hazelnut aromas balanced with just a hint of crème fraiche produced by a 30% malolactic fermentation. Fermenting in 30% new French oak and aging sur lies for nine months adds a roundness and depth to the palate, providing the weight to balance its bright acidity. With its elegant flavors and refreshing finish, this wine is a perfect accompaniment to rich, savory dishes such as grilled halibut, mushroom risotto or an after dinner cheese course.
Category White Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastAnyone who thinks Napa Valley can't make a decadently ripe Chardonnay should try this one. It's massive, a white Burgundy aspirant, with gigantic flavors of pineapple custard, pear tart, buttered toast and caramelized new oak. It's almost too much of a good thing.

Steve Heimoff, June 1, 2009
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorStill coming together, with a mix of spicy, toasty oak, ripe pear, fig and melon fruit that's full-bodied but also a bit dry and coarse. Drink now through 2012.

James Laube, 2009