December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 5

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECTION
Andover Estate is part of the Scheid
Family Vineyards, one of the finest
vineyards in California. The family
purchased the Monterey property in
1972, making them one of the first in the
region. And now they’re one of the best.
Monterey was known as a very cool
locale, sometimes too cool - and that
was the rub. Cabernet was all the rage,
then, and everybody was making it. Al
Scheid knew better. He decided to plant
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which are
now considered the best grapes in the
region. And they certainly benefit from
the absolutely perfect soil, here.
What set Scheid apart from the crowd
- especially for the time - was his
sustainable program to keep his precious
earth vitalized vintage after vintage.
Scheid was definitely a visionary and
it has paid off. The vineyard is certified
sustainable and also maintains Global
G.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices)
certification.
The finished wine is a testament to
Andover Estate’s meticulous vine
cultivation. This is California Chardonnay
at its absolute best. The cooler climate
allows the grapes to hang on the vine for
a longer period of time than most. This
results in the root systemdelivering more
nutrients to the branches and eventually
the grapes.
The finale is an intense and luxurious
offering with length and depth that has
everything one could ask for.
Region: Monterey, California • Alcohol: 13.5%
ANDOVER ESTATE
Chardonnay, 2014
“ SHAR • doh • NAY “
Pineapple and Granite
Apple, Pear and Vanilla
Now through 2020
Seafood, Fowl,
Vegetarian
Medium Gold
Very Long
ITEM #: C1217W1DC
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