2011 Talbott "Kali Hart" Monterey County Chardonnay

SKU #1117970 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A beautifully fresh, clean and crisp Chardonnay that offers plenty of character in a medium-bodied, gulpable package, the 2011 Chardonnay Kali Hart has quality citrus and mineral-tinged aromas and flavors, juicy acidity and a soft, supple texture. Itís a solid value and should drink nicely for a handful of years. Drink now-2015. (JB)  (8/ 2013)

Wine Enthusiast

 Sweetly fruity and brisk in acidity, this Chardonnay shows savory pineapple, orange and mango flavors that taste like an upscale fruit-juice drink. Oak gives it a toasty, buttery note, while the alcohol brings warmth and full-bodiedness.  (7/ 2013)

K&L Notes

The 2011 "Kali Hart" Chardonnay is 100% estate-grown fruit from Talbott's Monterey County vineyards, including a large portion of Sleepy Hollow Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Full ripeness with high natural acidity was achieved by controlling yields in the cool growing season. The wine was fermented in stainless steel with a portion racked to mostly used French oak, and aged for nine months on the lees prior to bottling. From the winery: "The rich, inviting nose shows bright tropical notes that continue on the palate, where refreshing flavors of pineapple and honeydew are complimented by refreshing acidity. A generous mid-palate leads to a long citrus and tropical fruit finish with hints of French oak and minerality."

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, M‚con, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
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United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Specific Appellation:

Monterey/Carmel Valley

- These heavily planted regions on either side of the vast Salinas Valley account for much of the mass-produced, commercial wine sold in supermarkets nationwide. In the hills, however, and in sub-AVAs like Chalone and Santa Lucia Highlands, quality is much higher. Pinot noir and chardonnay look to be particularly promising.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.9