Wente Morning Fog


Estate Grown Morning Fog Chardonnay is named for the morning coastal fog pushed by Pacific wind streams into the bowl of the San Francisco Bay. This daily phenomenon moderates the climate to produce excellent, beautifully balanced Chardonnay.

Wente Vineyards is one of the oldest, family run wineries, in America having been established in 1883. The Estate extends to some 3000 acres, 2000 in the San Francisco Bay appellation and 1000 acres in Arroyo Seco, Monterey to the south.

Pioneers of the Californian Chardonnay clone Wente claim 80% of all Californian Chardonnay is from the Wente original clone. The family, German in origin, has long been innovators introducing stainless steel fermentation tanks in the 60’s and introducing varietal labelled wines as long ago as the 1930’s. Today, fifth generation winemaker Karl D. Wente carries on the family winemaking tradition.

Such a smooth wine is delicious to enjoy alone at any time, but if you prefer to pair it, go for light flavoured meals like white meats, pastas, risottos with no added spice.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Gold
Nose Aromatics of melon and green apple complemented by hints of toasty oak and vanilla
Palate Balanced by hints of vanilla and citrus on the palate, finishing with a nice acidity.

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 95% Chardonnay 5% Gewurztraminer
Alcohol % 13.5%
Style Full bodied oaked Chardonnay
Estate/Producer Karl D. Wente
Country USA
Region Livermore Valley – San Francisco Bay-Central Coast
Vintage 2020
Vinification 50% barrel fermented in neutral American oak barrels. 50% fermented in stainless steel tanks. Barrel fermented portion was aged sur lie for months. Bâtonnage, the art of stirring the barrels, was performed monthly. Stainless steel portion was half aged on lees for months while the other half was racked clean to preserve the fresh fruit characters.
Closure Screw Cap
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Great age potential


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