2008 Chardonnay, Carneros

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August 26, 2010
Ken's Wine Guide
VERY GOOD (89)
     

2008 Chardonnay, Carneros

This yellow colored Chard opens with a mild green apple bouquet with a hint of yeast in the background. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and slightly creamy. The flavor profile is ripe golden delicious apple with notes of vanilla oak and toasted almonds. The finish is dry and lingers nicely. Our mini group thought his would pair well with Orecchiette with chicken, peas, and a thick cream sauce. Enjoy!

- Ken Hoggins, wine writer and blogger

August 01, 2010
92 Points
     

2008 Chardonnay, Carneros

Rich and opulent, in the California coastal style. The grapes come from some respected Carneros vineyards, including Hyde and Stanly Ranch, and the pedigree shows in the balance of ripeness and acidity. With pineapple, mango, green apple, crème brûlée and buttered toast flavors, it’s just delicious. Great with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread and butter.

- Steve Heimoff

March 31, 2010
2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL
     

2008 Chardonnay, Carneros

- Tasting Panel