Gainey Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

Price: $29.99
Item No. 95666
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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

The nose of this vibrant Chardonnay says it all: vivid citrus bloosom, lime, pineapple and light butter cream scents overlaying the Santa Rita Hills' trademark minerality. In the mouth, fresh lemon custard, lime and green melon flavors sweep briskly across the palate like a revitalizing breeze, with crisp acidity and refreshing mineral tones under-pinning the long, mouthwatering finish. Here's a Chardonnay to serve to Francophiles who insist California wines have no structure or verve. Enjoy it over the next few years with shellfish, lighter seafood and poultry dishes, and mild fromages.

Learn About Gainey Map ItMap It

In 1962, Daniel C. and son Daniel J. Gainey purchased an 1,800 acre ranch on the eastern end of the Santa Ynez Valley. The Gainey Ranch, a combination of cattle, farming, and Arabian horse breeding, became the largest diversified ranching operation in the valley. Dan J. Gainey retired in 1984 to devote himself to fulfilling his dream of making wine. In 1983, he planted 51 acres of...

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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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