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Maldonado Vineyards 2014 "Los Olivos" Chardonnay

Maldonado Vineyards

2014 Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Carneros, Napa Valley, CA


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With the purchase of this elegant Chardonnay by the case (12 bottles), you'll be invited to a VIP tasting in the Maldonado Vineyards caves for up to 6 wine lovers.
Tasting Notes:

The talented Lupe Maldonado has tended vineyards for over 45 years. After three decades of invaluable viticulture wisdom, he planted his own 10-acre property, the Los Olivos Vineyard in Napa Valley's Jameson Canyon, which is now carefully maintained by three generations of Maldonados. This cool climate vineyard produces superior Chardonnay fruit that I immediately fell in love with when I tasted this wine – I think you will too!

A crystal clear, shimmering pale yellow gold in color, this Chardonnay is quite glamorous in the glass. Full, enticing aromatics of fresh stone fruits – spiced golden apple and crisp pear – jump from the glass, with complimenting notes of orange gelato, vanilla nutmeg and a subtle salted caramel (or “dulce de leche” as described by the winemaker notes). The wine is so well balanced, with each sip more enjoyable than the next. The palate has an elegant, creamy texture, complimented by a perfectly integrated, refreshing acidity. The lingering finish seems to go on forever. Don’t miss this uber small production, as  just under 1,200 cases were made.

Tasting Notes by Carrie Schuster, Chief Marketing Angel
  • Grapes
    100% Chardonnay
  • Region
    Carneros, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    1186 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Will age gracefully over the next 3-5 years.

Hugo Maldonado

About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • 16 months in barrel
  • 100% new French oak
  • Native yeasts utilized for fermentation
  • Dijon clones and Rued Field selections
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Enjoy with chicken, turkey or sausage in a mild sauce. Also pairs well with creamy soups, meaty fish like salmon and sea bass, crab, lobster, scallops, cheese soufflé dishes, cream based pasta dishes or Caesar salad. Cheese pairings include triple cream cheese or aged Cheddar.
About the Winery
Maldonado Vineyards Nearly fifty years ago, Lupe Maldonado was living in a small farming community in Michoacán, Mexico. After moving to California, Lupe began working in the vineyards of Napa Valley. He made a name for himself in the valley as a hard, dedicated worker and was invited to join the team at a new winery, Newton Vineyard. Learn more