In the heart of California is a fertile plain, which is slightly inland, parallel to the Pacific Ocean. On the other side of the valley is the Sierra Nevada mountains. This Central Valley region, and especially from the areas Lodi and San Joaquin, produces more than half of all wines coming from California, .
The wines that this valley, with its predominantly Mediterranean climate, produces are firm and full, with lots of colour and alcohol. They present some nice surprises for Chardonnay wines.
Let me introduce you to some of the fine Chardonnays from Central Valley in the following reviews and ratings. The wines can be delivered through Wine.com, the number wine retailer in the USA, which can be accessed by pressing the links on this page.
Kindly note that you can find an explanation on the ratings indicated here.
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What do the ratings mean?
|95–100||A classic great wine|
|90–94||An outstanding wine of superior character and style|
|85–89||A very good wine with special qualities|
|80-84||A good solid, well-made wine|
|75–79||A mediocre wine, drinkable but may have minor flaws|
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1) Product: Bogle Chardonnay
Where to buy best: Wine.com
Bottle: 750 ml
Location: Central Valley
Wine Tasting Notes
Chardonnay grapes grown in Clarksburg are known for their characteristic apple and pear aromas and flavours. Bogle winemakers have captured these refreshing and ripe notes while allowing them to develop and intensify through stainless steel fermentation.Additional grapes are vinted using the techniques of barrel fermentation, sur-lies ageing and partial malolactic fermentation,which creates an elegant counterpart to the fresh fruit with tones of spicy vanilla and nutmeg. The creamy mouth feel adds just the final touch on the finish, reminiscent of an apple and pear galette.
Wine Makers Notes
Although the Bogle family has been farming since the 1800’s, it wasn’t until 1968 that the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted their first 20 acres of wine grapes in Clarksburg, California. Clarksburg is a small farming community nestled in the Sacramento Delta. Today Bogle Vineyards farms over 1,000 acres of wine grapes in the Delta region. While the winery was established ten years after the first grapes were planted, it has grown tremendously along with the vineyards. Bogle Winery is currently producing 100,000 cases of wine. Winemaker Christopher Smith joined the winery in 1992. He sources fruit from some of the best vineyards throughout the State of California and blends that fruit with the best grapes from our Estate Vineyards in Clarksburg.
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