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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Cuvaison Chardonnay 2004
Cuvaison Chardonnay 2004
(search item no. 87159)
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A big and bold Chardonnay with the ideal balance of fruit, oak and structure. Intense and full-bodied with vanilla wafer, pistachio and mineral overtones. Aromas of fig, date, honeysuckle, lemon cream with floral notes.

Cuvaison's Carneros Chardonnay comes from our 400-acre estate in the southern part of Napa Valley. This cool climate vineyard allows us nearly perfect conditions year after year to produce world class Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Controlling all farming aspects within our own vineyard gives Cuvaison an advantage in producing the best quality fruit therefore minimizing over manipulation at the winery. Winemaker Steven Rogstad sums it up best, "My style and philosophy are based on expressing the unique character of our estate grapes and doing as little as possible to them. When one has such wonderful fruit to work with, that should be one's emphasis."

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About Cuvaison Winery:

Established in 1969, Cuvaison produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown exclusively on its estate vineyard in the heart of the world-renown region of Carneros in Napa Valley. Cooled by fog from the San Pablo Bay, the rolling hills of this certied sustainable estate has produced distinctive Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for over 30 years. Dedicated to a philosophy of producing vineyard-driven wines, Cuvaison employs block by block farming methods and a hand-crafted vineyard-to-bottle winemaking approach. e resulting wines are balanced and complex, showcasing the distinctive characteristics of this cool climate estate. Cuvaison is part of Cuvaison Estate Wines, the family-owned Napa Valley vintner which also farms Brandlin Vineyard, a Napa Valley estate on Mt. Veeder.