Artesa Carneros Chardonnay 2007

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

$21.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $19.99
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Item No. 98772
  • white wine
  • WN92
  • WS90
Style: Rich & Creamy

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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

Lemon blossoms, green apple, ripe pineapple and honeydew melon are front and center in this Chardonnay. This crisp fruitiness is combined with nuances of vanilla topped cream brulee, butter, and toasted oak making this wine both easy to enjoy and seductively complex. Silky supple with lingering flavors, yet a tingle of crisp acid on the finish; a great accompaniment for food and friends.

Critical Acclaim

"Yellow-gold hue. Upfront aromas of toasted oak, caramel, vanilla and butterscotch. Expansive flavors of ripe apple and peach with drying mineral aspects. Lasting fruit impressions with lingering oak nuances and lemon drop freshness."
92 Points

"Fragrant floral, green apple and pear flavors are delicate and spicy. Medium- to full-bodied, sleek and focused, with a long, persistent finish that keeps fruit purity at the center. Drink now through 2012. 33,000 cases made."
90 Points

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Rating:
(12/15/2010)
We went to the Artesa winnery in sept, this was one of the samples and I loved it. I love the taste and the smell. would buy it again
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Very nice
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Learn About Artesa Map ItMap It

Artesa's architecturally-acclaimed facility opened as Codorniu Napa in 1991, dedicated solely to methode champenoise sparkling wine production. But in 1997, with the arrival of a world-class winemaker and a $10 million conversion, the winery shifted focus dramatically. Artesa was born with the inaugural release of ultra-premium still wines in September 1999. Artesa (ahr TESS uh)...

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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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