Full Review

Ck Mondavi

Ck Mondavi
2022 Chardonnay, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4% RS: .5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7
Best Buy

Ck Mondavi
2022 Chardonnay, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4% RS: .5%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon and yellow apple, white flowers, buttery sugar cookie, and dried apple with a satiny, lively, dryish medium body and a tingling, engaging, agreeable finish with notes of apple cider, lemon and white flowers, sweet parker house rolls, and potpourri with a suggestion of oak flavor. Made in the well know California Chardonnay style, this wine offers oak, fruit, and a burst of flowers from the Viognier in the blend.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: lemon and yellow apple, white flowers, buttery sugar cookie, and dried apple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of apple cider, lemon and white flowers, sweet parker house rolls, and potpourri
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Made in the well know California Chardonnay style, this wine offers oak, fruit, and a burst of flowers from the Viognier in the blend.

The Producer

CK Mondavi & Family

The Producer
572 Gateway Drive
Napa, CA 94558
USA

Their Portfolio

BR CK Mondavi 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
85 CK Mondavi 2018 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
BR Ck Mondavi 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Ck Mondavi 2020 Chardonnay, California 13.4% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Ck Mondavi 2018 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Ck Mondavi 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
BR Ck Mondavi 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12.9% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
86 CK Mondavi 2021 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
86 CK Mondavi 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.6% (USA) $7.00.
87 Ck Mondavi 2019 Oak Aged Family Select Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14.3% (USA) $16.99.
85 Ck Mondavi 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
88 Ck Mondavi 2022 Chardonnay, California 13.4% (USA) $7.00.
90 Ck Mondavi 2022 Family Select, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
87 Ck Mondavi 2022 Buttery, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $7.00.
87 Flat Top Hills 2020 Rosé, California 13% (USA) $14.00.
87 Flat Top Hills 2018 Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
BR Flat Top Hills 2020 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Flat Top Hills 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Flat Top Hills 2021 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR French Blue 2020 Rosé, Bordeaux Rosé 12.5% (France) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
88 French Blue 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux AOC 12.5% (France) $14.00.
93 French Blue NV Brut Rose, Cremant de Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
92 French Blue NV Brut, Cremant De Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
92 French Blue NV Brut, Cremant de Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
91 French Blue NV Brut Rosé, Cremant de Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.