According to Wine Advocate
- A wine that comprises almost half of the Chardonnay
production of the estate, their 2013 Chardonnay
Monterey County is a serious value that has classic Chardonnay melon, apple, leafy herbs and tinges of minerality to go with a medium-bodied, fresh and lively feel on the palate. Barrel fermented and aged 9 months in 30% new French oak, it's a classy white to drink over the coming couple of years. According to Wine Enthusiast
- This coastal Chardonnay is ripe and forward in apricots, orange and mangoes, bright in acidity and strong in oaky flavors of buttered toast. Tasting Notes - Our 2013 Monterey Chardonnay exhibits all the characteristics that make Bernardus Chardonnay such a perennial favorite. Complex aromas of ripe peach and tropical fruits are accented by notes of vanilla and subtle toasty oak. On the palate, the texture is very rich and full-bodied, exhibiting intense flavors of baked apple, fig and mineral notes. The soft, smooth texture is beautifully balanced by a note of crisp acidity which is the hallmark of excellent Chardonnay from Monterey County. 14.1% ABV.