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2016 Alder Pointe Chardonnay

Monterey County, California
Non-Member $19.00
Club $16.00
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Sourced from the cool side of Monterey, this Chardonnay shows the distinctive style of this region with voluptuous tropical fruit flavors, melon and honey. The body is round and supple, shaped by gentle oak spices.

Smells Like

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    Melon

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    Pineapple

Tastes Like

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    Honey

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    Melon

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    Vanilla

Richard Mansfield

Richard Mansfield

Winemaker, North American Wines, Blend Poet

A highly accomplished and passionate winemaker, Richard applies his sophisticated intellect to everything he does. In college, he learned German just to meet girls. To party with his friends, he made wine. That brainy approach to having fun eventually landed him in the wine business. After earning his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Oregon, he moved to Germany for a 3-year apprenticeship, and completed his dual Master's degrees in Viticulture and Enology from Germany's famed Institute of Winemaking in Geisenheim. He then moved back to the States and established his own winery, Callahan Ridge, in Oregon. Driven to expand his knowledge and extend his mastery, he moved to Napa, where he honed his skills as Winemaker at well-respected wineries such as Stags' Leap Winery, Palmaz Vineyards and the Bradford Mountain Winery. He joined WX in 2008 and his experience and depth of knowledge made an instant impact on the team. He has a deep commitment to quality and an exceptional ability for creating innovative blends that bring forward the best in each varietal. Away from work, Mansfield spends time with his wife Leslie at their home in St. Helena.

Central Coast, California - United States

Monterey County, California - United States

With moderate winters and a maritime-influenced climate, Monterey has one of the coolest, most consistent growing seasons in the state. The area parallels California’s coastline with the northern end near Monterey Bay and the southern tip bordering Paso Robles. Framed by the Santa Lucia and the Gabilan Mountain Ranges, the valley funnels cool air from the Pacific Ocean, tempering the warm days and creating ideal growing conditions for grapes. Cool-climate varietals, such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, thrive in the vineyards up north, while Merlot and Cabernet dominate in the warmer, southern vineyards.
Style
Full Bodied White
Pairing
Muscovy duck simmered in a mild curry sauce, Halibut with a buerre blanc, Thai chicken salad
Grapes
100% Chardonnay
Volume
750 ml
Alcohol by Volume
13.5%