Marimar Estate Don Miguel Vineyard Acero Chardonnay 2007

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

Item No. 108025
  • white wine
  • WE93
  • WS90
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:
  • 1999
  • W&S92

Winemaker's Notes

Acero is the Spanish word for steel and refers to the fact that this wine has never seen any oak. Especially selected for fruit intensity and aromatics, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel to capture the purity of the flavors. After completing malolactic fermentation, the wine is kept in the tank until bottling in early summer.

The signature aromas are the fragrant notes of Meyer lemon and tapioca pudding from the Rued clone, harmoniously combined with the classic, delicate flavors of Golden Delicious apple and white peach from the See clone. On the palate the wine is fresh and lively, full flavored but with a very dry finish that makes it an ideal companion to food.

Critical Acclaim

"A terrific Chardonnay, brilliantly structured, with a crisply acidic minerality undergirding rich flavors of pineapple brûlée, ripe white peach, gingerbread and creamy lees. Addictively good despite being entirely unoaked. Now through 2011. "
93 Points

"Crisp, flinty and full-bodied, with the focus on pleasantly earthy citrus, lemon and nectarine fruit, along with hints of green apple. Ends with a long finish that turns creamy without losing structure. There's no oak. Drink now through 2012. 2,090 cases made. "
90 Points

Learn About Marimar Estate Map ItMap It

Built in 1992 with a capacity of 15,000 cases, the winery sits on a hill surrounded by vines. The production wing is outfitted with carefully selected equipment, to allow the careful control essential to producing a wine based on minimal handling. Its three barrel rooms with independent temperature and humidity controls provide flexibility to experiment with various vinification techniques, in order to best express the fruit's character. The Marimar Torres Estate wines appeal to the small segment of consumers who enjoy having the finest.We pride ourselves in producing food-friendly wines.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle 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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