Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay

posted Mar 25, 2015, 4:41 PM by Heritage Liquor   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 4:43 PM ]
Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay

By Andrew

I am revisiting an old friend this week. It has been far too long since I had Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay, and I am once again disappointed in myself for doing so. From what I remember from the last time I had it, there was a little bit of Gewurztraminer blended in to the base Chardonnay to give it a bit of a sweet spicy character which it did back then quite well. This time around, I want to say that they are still adding in a bit of Gewurztraminer because, as I said above, there is a sweet spiciness that works very well with the rest of the lightly oaked and mildly tropical Chardonnay that Wente continues to provide. Along with all of that, this Chardonnay poured a little bit more gold in color and a bit heavier in its body from the Gewurz, t
he acidity was very light but still sharp, almost like a lemon that was dipped in sugar. The aroma and flavor went hand-in-hand incredibly well starting with an almost pie crust like nose followed by a mouthful of sweet bread or honey cakes, finishing off very slowly with a very light vanilla note. All in all, I liked it again, probably more fit for a seafood or chicken dish and not as much the salt & vinegar kettle chips I had with it...