Neyers Carneros Chardonnay 2002

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

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Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS92
  • ST91
  • W&S90
  • 1999
  • WS90
  • 1998
  • WS91
  • RP90
  • 1997
  • WS92
  • RP89
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Winemaker's Notes

Jim and Mary Yamakawa have farmed grapes in Carneros for over 50 years, and their property has the comfortable feel of a particularly well tended parcel. These are immaculately groomed vines on clay-loam soil, laden with gravel deposited by an ancient tributary of Sonoma Creek. The fruit was a nice fit in our Carneros Chardonnay blend, along with grapes from the Sangiacomo family's Kiser Ranch and the lower elevation block of El Novillero. Barrel fermented with full malo-lactic fermentation, and then aged 10 months in our custom-made French oak barrels, the wine is readily appealing and already displays that agreeable combination of tropical fruit, butterscotch and glycerin.

" Bold, rich and concentrated, with loads of spice, honeysuckle, fig and melon, finishing with a long, detailed aftertaste that reveals hints of citrus and hazelnut." 90 Points

- Wine Spectator Weekly

Learn About Neyers Map ItMap It

Begun in 1992 by Bruce and Barbara Neyers and their winemaking partner, Ehren Jordan, Neyers Vineyards produces 15,000 cases of wine annually. They rely primarily on Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the Neyers' 50-acre Conn Valley ranch farmed by Hugo and Lupe Maldonado. Additioanl grapes are purchased from a select group of growers, several of which are...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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