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Date Printed: 12/29/2014
Arrowood Chardonnay 2001
Arrowood Chardonnay 2001
(search item no. 54791)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of delicate pear and melon mix with citrus characteristics of grapefruit and lemon, while flavors of sweet canned pears and melon dominate the palate.

Vintage
In the glass, the 2000 Sonoma County Chardonnay offers up a mouth-watering array of intriguing flavors and aromas. Loaded with fruit, it comes at you from all directions.

Vineyard
The fruit for our 2000 Sonoma County Chardonnay comes from three exceptional vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Each vineyard reflects its distinct terroir and contributes different nuances and characteristics to the wine.

Fermentation & Aging
Because the fruit is grown in a relatively cool climate, we put it through barrel and malolactic fermentation to balance out the crisp acids and give the wine a rich and creamy texture. Sur lies aging and stirring in French oak barrels adds hints of toasty oak and complexity to the blend

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About Arrowood Vineyards & Winery:

Richard and Alis Arrowood founded Arrowood Winery in 1987 with a philosophy of making wines of singular and exceptional quality, using grapes grown exclusively in Sonoma County. Richard continually explores the diversity of Sonoma County, working with mostly the same grape growers he began cultivating in 1974, as Winemaster at Chateau St. Jean Winery. Arrowood is known for making small lots of benchmark Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Merlot, Viognier and Syrahs, among other varietals.