Valley of the Moon Unoaked Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

$16.00 $13.99
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Item No. 103253
  • white wine
  • 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.

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

White flower, nectarine and honeydew melon highlight the delicate aromas of this fresh and vibrant wine. On the palate, bright nectarine, kiwi and green apple flavors rise from the wine's rich texture. Ample acidity carries these flavors through the long and balanced finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Fresh, intense and vibrant, with a rich, layered mix of green apple, baked apple, pear and spice, offering light shades of toasty oak and ending with a long, full finish. Drink now through 2016. 1,500 cases made. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
It was fine: crisp, clean, medium body. None of that heavy oaky vanilla butter I hate hate hate in "great" California chardonnays. That's the good news. The bad news is that it now appears wine.com has sold out of this one.
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Learn About Valley of the Moon Map ItMap It

Valley of the Moon Winery encompasses both the rich history and the innovative spirit of California wine. Situated in the Sonoma Valley on land first planted to grapes in 1863, Valley of the Moon Winery is housed in a beautifully restored stone and redwood winery built in 1887. Blessed with rich volcanic soils and a distinctive banana belt microclimate, the estate vineyard has...

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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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