BV Century Cellars Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from California

Price: $8.99 $5.49
Save $3.50 (39%)
Item No. 99532
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

From its enticing aromas to its lingering finish, our 2008 Chardonnay brims with delicious fruit expression. Swirl the wine in the glass to fully release the aromas; you'll find them reminiscent of citrus, apple, pear and nectarine, with just a hint of floral and spice. These fruit notes reappear on the palate, enhanced by crisp, balanced acidity and a silky texture. Lightly chill this fruit-forward wine to sip with friends as you relax after work. Or pour it with seafood or cheese appetizers and grilled chicken or fish. We love our Chardonnay's bright, balanced flavors with rich, creamy dishes, like lobster bisque or angel hair pasta tossed with cream and smoked salmon.

We immediately pressed the Chardonnay grapes and added yeast to begin a long, cool fermentation. The fermenting juice developed a wonderful array of aromas and flavors that resemble other fruits—part of wine's magic. Partial oak fermentation added toasty vanilla tones while keeping the wine fruit focused.

Learn About BV Century Cellars Map ItMap It

Beaulieu Vineyard was named by Fernande de Latour, the wife of BV founder Georges de Latour. Georges purchased the property in 1900 and surprised Fernande by bringing her to the spot that would eventually be the birthplace of one of California's premiere wineries. One look and Fernande was in heaven - she exclaimed Beaulieu! which means beautiful place in French. That is how BV or...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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