Tag: chardonnay

Jan 01 2010

Silverado Vineyards

Type: Chardonnay Year: 2007 Location: Napa County, California Link: silveradovineyards.com Rating: 8 out of 10 Opinion: Very good chardonnay comprised of fruit from vineyards in the Napa Valley into Carneros. Minimal oak flavor as to not overpower the fruit. Hints of golden apple and pear aroma with green apple, lemon zest, and honeysuckle flavors provide …

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Nov 10 2006

Stonestreet

Type: Chardonnay Year: 2001 Location: Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California Link: stonestreetwines.com Rating: 7 out of 10 Description: After a gentle pressing, juice was moved to French oak barrels (38% new) for fermentation. Partial native yeast fermentation encouraged textural and aromatic complexity. Malolactic fermentation followed, with each lot spending a total of seven months sur lies …

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Nov 10 2006

Clos du Bois

Type: Chardonnay Year: 2003 Location: Geyserville, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California Link: closdubois.com Rating: 7 out of 10 Opinion: This wine was characterized by the subtle taste of the apple, pear, and peach flavors in the wine. This subtlty was accented with oak and spice. It was a nice wine to drink on a …

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Nov 10 2006

Iron Horse

Type: Chardonnay Year: 2001 Location: Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California Link: ironhorsevineyards.com Rating: 9 out of 10 Opinion: One of the best Chardonnays I have ever had. A wonderful tasting wine, with a smooth texture. This wine is full of flavor, and has a bold, lingering finish.

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Nov 10 2006

William Hill Winery

Type: Chardonnay Year: 2000 Location: Napa Valley, California Link: williamhillwinery.com Rating: 8 out of 10 Opinion: Superb chardonnay. Moderate in flavor with a nice smooth finish.

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Nov 10 2006

Chateau Souverain

Type: Chardonnay Year: 2002 Location: Geyserville, Sonoma County, California Rating: 7 out of 10 Opinion: Very good multi-layered chardonnay. Moderate in flavor with a nice finish.

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Nov 10 2006

Barefoot Reserve

Type: Chardonnay Year: 2002 Location: Graton, Sonoma County, California Rating: 6 out of 10 Opinion: Decent chardonnay, but has an odd aftertaste. This wine is moderate in flavor.

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Nov 10 2006

Robert Mondavi Winery

Type: Chardonnay Year: 2002 Location: Oakville, Los Carneros, Southern Napa and Sonoma Counties, California Link: robertmondaviwinery.com Rating: 6 out of 10 Opinion: This wine was good overall, but there was nothing “special” about it. It had a good flavor, and would complement most poultry or seafood dishes.

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