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Craggy Range Winery Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

Craggy Range Winery Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

Chardonnay from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

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Item No. 104364
  • RP91
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw color with faint green hues. Lemon, cream, floral and nut characters blend on the nose to form a complex bouquet. The palate is tightly structured with firm acidity and a grainy texture with flavors of white peach, flowers and a hint of roasted nuts.

Critical Acclaim

"Progressing on to the Chardonnays, the hand-picked, 100% whole-bunch pressed 2007 Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay from Hawkes Bay has a wonderful Meursault-like nose with touches of hazelnut and citrus fruits, the palate vibrant, slightly honeyed with that attractive hazelnut theme cropping up on the finish. "
91 Points

Learn About Craggy Range Winery Map ItMap It

From the beginning, Craggy Range Winery has some great land and vineyards and a wonderful home in which to weave the strands together. The first wines made in the 1999 vintage are from small parcels of mature vineyards in Marlborough and Hawkes Bay. The wines show the character of the vineyards and the Craggy Range philosophy of wine both inside and outside the bottle. In time, as the vines mature on their own estates, the wines of Craggy Range Winery will without doubt express their origin and the commitment and skill of their people.

Learn About Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay is the second largest wine region, following Marlborough. The area is known for its shmorgasborg of different microclimates and soils. Gimblett Gravels, while sounding like a character out of Lord of the Rings, is a soil and a district in the area. Gimblett Gravels are a gravelly mix that absorb and retain heat, much like the soils of Graves in Bordeaux or Chateauneuf du...

Read More About Hawkes Bay

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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