Bernardus Chardonnay 2012
Wine AdvocateA wine that comprises almost half of the Chardonnay production of the estate, their 2012 Chardonnay Monterey County is a serious value that has classic Chardonnay melon, apple, leafy herbs and tinges of minerality to go with a medium-bodied, fresh and lively feel on the palate. Barrel fermented and aged 9 months in 30% new French oak, it's a classy white to drink over the coming couple of years.
Wine SpectatorRich, full-bodied and well-oaked, with ripe pear, fig, honeydew melon and spice notes, ending with a smoky, toasty aftertaste. Drink now through 2019. 24,340 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastThis coastal Chardonnay is ripe and forward in apricots, orange and mangoes, bright in acidity and strong in oaky flavors of buttered toast.