Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

Price: $24.99 $18.99
Save $6.00 (24%)
Item No. 90897
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: 13.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This lovely Chardonnay offers lush aromas and flavors of stone fruits and ripe peaches, complemented by tropical notes. On the palate, this classic Napa Valley Chardonnay is medium bodied and smooth with pleasing vanilla overtones.

Balanced acids and a pleasantly crisp finish make this a wonderful partner for many foods, though it is also delicious on its own. Enjoy it paired with roast chicken, lobster salad or grilled shrimp and vegetable skewers.

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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
I served this with a shrimp scampi. Great wine with smooth lingering flavors
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Lady Calypso - Villa Park, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
SMOOTH AND FABULOUS TO THE PALATE
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Learn About Beaulieu Vineyard Map ItMap It

The deep roots of Beaulieu Vineyard were first planted back in 1900, when founder Georges de Latour noticed similarities with his native Bordeaux and declared the Napa Valley ideal for winemaking. Planting vineyards in Rutherford with grafted, phylloxera-resistent French vines, the Cabernet Sauvignon that de Latour crafted from these grapes gave the world a taste of California's...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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