The 2011 "1883" Chardonnay from Monterey is our best Chardonnay for the money in the store right now. It’s a refreshing, bright, clean Chardonnay with great concentration, plenty of tropical fruits, and a subtle oak presence.
There’s a good reason why we’ve sold so many cases that it’s about take over a big name in California as the # 1 selling Chardonnay here at Gary’s! It tastes that good.
"1883" Chardonnay is made by the Wente Family. 1883 was a good year for the Wente family. It was the year in which C.H. Wente founded his northern California winery, beginning what would become more than a century-long family foray into winemaking. Wente is still a family-run winery, and to pay homage, they produced this special bottling called “1883” to honor their founder.
Jon Visser Wine Buyer 3 ˝ stars
Tropical fruits are bursting from the nose. Juicy fruit on the palate with ripe apples, peach, mango, and lychee nut with a clean finish. The oak is nicely understated here showcasing more of the ripe fruit flavors. This is a real crowd pleaser.