Marimar Estate Don Miguel Vineyard Acero Chardonnay 2010

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

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Item No. 116670
  • WE93
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: 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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • W&S92

Winemaker's Notes

This bottling of Acero continues along the lines of its predecessor, with bright fruit in the nose reminiscent of Asian pear and fresh apples. It is crisp and vibrant in the mid palate, with great balance, full flavors and a dry, long finish. It is easy to drink and perfect with foods like tapas and light dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"It’s unbelievable that this Chardonnay is unoaked, it’s so incredibly rich and creamy. Just packed with layers of tropical fruits, peaches, Asian pears and oatmeal cookies. All that butter and cream must be from the malolactic fermentation and aging on the lees. One of the best unoaked Chardonnays ever."
93 Points

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Rating:
(8/16/2012)
Style: Rich & Creamy
Sits well on the palate with a very good finishing taste.
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Rating:
(3/13/2013)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Apple and pear aromas with some tropical fruit components in the background. Pear, peach, and apple flavors with a light touch of creaminess. A lovely wine that does not need any oak to provide complexity. Second day similar to the first. Medium body, nicely balanced, modest but nice finish. Who needs oak with a Chardonnay this good?
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Rating:
(10/8/2012)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Had a very complex taste one you need to drink slowly to appreciate, it was a little smooth and creamy but not too much, could tast the light fruit but again also not too much. Finsihes well and a bottle that would pair well with quite a bit as it hard to categorize but overall very good.
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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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