Chamisal Vineyards Stainless Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 109140
Style: Fruity & Smooth

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: 14.2%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Grapes for this wine came from several sustainably farmed vineyards on the Central Coast, the majority from a terrace high above the Salinas River in Monterey County where east-facing exposure and air flow produces lush, tropical flavors. We also sourced Wente Chardonnay from rocky, south-facing ridges just south of our estate, with intense citrus and mineral notes. Special vineyards in Santa Maria Valley and other parts of Santa Barbara County bring flavors of ripe apple, banana and caramel to the mix.

If crafted in the right way, you don't need oak and malolactic fermentation to make a full-bodied, complex Chardonnay, as this wine shows. Fresh pineapple, guava and banana combine with notes of ripe lemon and grapefruit to create a seriously fruit-driven bouquet. The palate echoes the nose, overflowing with crisp, clean tropical fruit and a rich mid-palate texture.

Learn About Chamisal Vineyards Map ItMap It

The first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley appellation in 1973, Chamisal nestles five miles inland against the Santa Lucia Mountains, half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, on the rugged California Coast. Part of an original Spanish land grant, this historic 80-acre property- formerly operating under the name of Domaine Alfred- is planted mostly to Pinot Noir and...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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