2011 La Merika Chardonnay


2011 La Merika Chardonnay

$13.99 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt


It’s not often we feature a wine with a production level of 15,000 cases, but the La Merika Chardonnay is a worthy exception.  It just won a double gold at the California State Fair (96 points) and was named Best of Region.  Not bad for a wine priced under $14 and at about one-tenth the production of Rombauer Chardonnay (and we’re not making any other comparison!).

Winemaking Notes:  “The 2011 growing season was a late starting one.  The grapes were picked on the early side to promote the citrus and tropical flavors and retain the natural acids.  The juice was cold settled and racked to stainless steel tanks for fermentation, a portion of which was fermented and aged in French and American oak”

Winery Tasting Notes:  “This wonderfully balanced chardonnay opens with citrus aromas, followed by flavors of green apple and vanilla.  Aromas:  citrus, honey spice/vanilla.  Flavors:  apple, lemon/lime, brioche.  Structure:  medium body; light tannins balanced by good acidity; juicy, full finish.”

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