2012 Maldonado, "Los Olivos Vineyard" Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Press and Tasting Notes

Think Kongsgaard for this delicious white. Winemaker Abe Schoener (Scholium Project, Oro Puro) is a maverick. Much like his friend and mentor, John Kongsgaard, Abe looks at vineyards and winemaking from an incredibly creative and interesting point of view. His non-interventionist techniques yield some of the most amazing and intriguing wines to eme ... Read More »

Varietal

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape grown throughout the world.  The most prized Chardonnay growing regions are Burgundy, Champagne and California.  The Chardonnays of Burgundy tend to produce dry, elegant w ... Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »