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Augusta Winery

Augusta Winery
2016 Estate Bottled, Chardonel, Augusta, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Chardonel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: .5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Best Buy

Augusta Winery
2016 Estate Bottled, Chardonel, Augusta, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Chardonel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: .5%
Medium emerald straw color. Citrusy, creamy aromas and flavors of lemon cream pie, meringue, apple-mint, roasted pine nuts, and white peach with a velvety, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with nuances of cinnamon toast with soft, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A friendly, fresh and fruity Chardonel that provides instant pleasure; a gem.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lemon cream pie, meringue, apple-mint, roasted pine nuts, and white peach
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of cinnamon toast
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kiev, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A friendly, fresh and fruity Chardonel that provides instant pleasure; a gem.

The Producer

Augusta Winery

The Producer
5601 High St
Augusta, MO 63332
USA
1 636-228-4301

Their Portfolio

91 Augusta Winery 2015 Estate Bottled, Norton, Augusta, Missouri 13% (USA) $.00.
93 Augusta Winery 2015 Estate Bottled, Chambourcin, Augusta, Missouri 13% (USA) $.00.
91 Augusta Winery 2016 Estate Bottled, Chardonel, Augusta, Missouri 11% (USA) $.00.
87 Augusta Winery 2017 Estate Bottled, Vignoles, Augusta, Missouri 12% (USA) $9.99.
84 Augusta Winery 2017 Estate Bottled, Vidal Blanc, Augusta, Missouri 11% (USA) $5.99.
85 Augusta Winery 2017 Estate Bottled, Seyval Blanc, Augusta, Missouri 11% (USA) $5.99.
89 Augusta Winery 2017 Estate Bottled, Chardonel, Augusta, Missouri 11% (USA) $7.99.
87 Augusta Winery 2013 Estate Bottled Vintage Port, Chambourcin, Augusta, Missouri 19% (USA) $13.99.
85 Augusta Winery 2017 Estate Bottled Dry, Muscat, Augusta, Missouri 11% (USA) $14.82.
88 Augusta Winery 2016 Estate Bottled, Chambourcin, Augusta, Missouri 13% (USA) $7.99.
90 Augusta Winery 2018 Vignoles, Missouri 11% (USA) $11.99.
91 Augusta Winery 2018 Vidal Blanc, Missouri 11% (USA) $6.99.
90 Augusta Winery 2018 Estate Bottled, Seyval Blanc, Augusta, Missouri 11% (USA) $6.99.
85 Augusta Winery 2018 Estate Bottled, Chardonel, Augusta, Missouri 13% (USA) $7.99.
90 Montelle 2017 Dry, Vignoles, Augusta, Missouri 12% (USA) $9.99.
87 Montelle 2017 Estate Bottled, Seyval Blanc, Augusta, Missouri 11% (USA) $7.99.
88 Montelle NV La Rosée, Missouri 11% (USA) $7.99.
88 Montelle 2018 Estate Bottled, Seyval Blanc, Augusta, Missouri 11% (USA) $7.99.
87 Montelle 2018 Dry, Vignoles, Augusta, Missouri 12% (USA) $13.99.
91 Montelle NV La Rosée, Missouri 11% (USA) $7.99.

Chardonel

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonel is a white hybrid variety, a cross between Chardonnay and Seyval, another hybrid. As the grape has excellent resistance to winter frosts, it is planted in cold climate wine territories, such as New York State and Missouri as well as Virginia.

Chardonel wines are often aged in oak to lend a creaminess as well as greater complexity. Flavors range from apple sauce to honeycomb to vanilla cream and praline. Enjoy these wines in their youth - from one to three years within the vintage date; pair with roast chicken in a cream sauce, pork with a pineapple sauce or pan-fried trout.