2013 Alexander Valley Chardonnay
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
Today, we are thrilled to feature the Bellacana Vineyards 2013 Alexander Valley Chardonnay. Earlier this year, the 2012 vintage of today’s wine became our best-selling white wine of all time.
This wine is even better than the 2012.
What makes today’s wine even more special was that it was made by Miro Tcholakov, who is one of our best-selling winemakers of all time. This is one potent pairing!
On the nose, this wine is bright and fresh, with pineapple, granny Smith apple, butterscotch, orange blossom, white peach and pear.
On the palate, the wine is elegant and very soft on entry with bold flavors of lemon curd, vanilla custard, pear, white peach, lime leaf, lemongrass and Meyer lemon.
Those who have had the good fortune to have tasted the 2012 will be sure to stock up on today’s excellent new 2013 vintage. Those who love the wines of Miro Tcholakov need no further encouragement to partake of today’s very highly recommended superb value 2013 Bellacana Chardonnay.
What the wine press has to say:
Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast - “Coconut-laden oak kicks off the entry of this wine, a crisp version of the variety that nonetheless exhibits plenty of oak characteristics and a rich ripeness of baked apple, pear and pineapple.”
Medium golden yellow, bouncy in the glass when swirled.
Pineapple, granny Smith apple, butterscotch, orange blossom, white peach and pear.
Lemon curd, vanilla custard, pear, white peach, lime leaf, lemongrass and Meyer lemon.
Long and lively, with fruits taking a long time to fade. At the end, a bit of dryness is punctuated by a soft hint of white spice.
Enjoy this wonderful white with poached salmon, roast chicken of exotic spicy Asian dishes.
What the Winery Says
- Miro Tcholakov
- Sonoma County, Alexander Valley
- French oak