Sterling North Coast Chardonnay 2003

Chardonnay from North Coast, California

$22.99
Item No. 79759
  • white wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WE89

Winemaker's Notes

The wine is bright, and slightly golden straw in color. Floral aromas of ripe pineapple and Fuji apple are highlighted by vanilla, brown sugar scents and hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Luscious, ripe, full fruit flavors are encompassed by a crème brulé-like vanilla cream richness. The wine displays traces of barrel toast finesse, and has great harmony.

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Sterling Vineyards was born in the 1960s, a time when creativity and entrepreneurial spirit abounded, especially in California. In 1964, Peter Newton, once a paper broker in England, purchased 70 acres of land in Calistoga and became a Napa Valley winemaker. He planted grapes others did not, bottled varietals others did not, and built a dramatic winery with an aerial tramway. His...

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Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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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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