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Stonier Reserve Chardonnay 2005

Stonier Reserve Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from Victoria, Australia

Price: $37.99 $16.99
Save $21.00 (55%)
Item No. 107343
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

Pale gold with bright green tinges. Aromas of lemons, white peach and hazelnut are supported by hints of wheatmeal and French oak. A powerful expression of ripe Chardonnay – citrus and figs – balanced with creamy midpalate complexity, and typically fine acid structure.

Critical Acclaim

"Has lots of flavor, but also shows real subtlety and style, offering spicy pear, wax and cashew notes that mingle effectively on the crisply balanced finish. Drink now through 2013."
91 Points

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gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/23/2011)
This is definitely a richer, creamier style of Chardonnay than I expected. From a cooler climate, I was thinking it would be much more mineral-driven. And it does have that aspect, but the biscuit and hazelnut aromas and creamy textures dominate, though I was pleased by the acidity that backed it up. Not too heavy by any means, I thought it balanced rich flavors and textures with some good bright fruit and acidity. A good Chardonnay for some creamy sauces!
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George Mills - Windermere, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/27/2010)
enjoyed the smooth fresh tastes.
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Vegas Dave - Las Vegas, NV (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/2/2011)
This is actually a very nice wine, just a little too dense and complex for my taste in chardonnay styles. Since I got this in the wine club, and it's supposed to be representative of the countries style, I'm wondering if in some parts of Australia they make a lighter, crisper chardonnay style as well?
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In 1978, Brian Stonier and his wife Noel established the Stonier vineyard in the coastal town of Merricks, one hour southeast of Melbourne and ten minutes from the challenging surf beaches of Bass Straight. Over 28 years later, the name Stonier is widely recognized as a producer of exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. At the heart of Stonier lies a meticulous approach to...

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Learn About Victoria

From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their...

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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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