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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Cuvaison Chardonnay 2008
Cuvaison Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 101893)
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News 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:

Aroma: Kiwi, clove spice nectarine and lime zest with a hint of toasty oak.

Palate: Lush, mouth filling flavors of peach, apricot and papaya backed by vanilla and allspice.

Overall Impression: A super supple wine with a creamy, silky texture and vibrant, fresh fruit. Nicely balanced with a clean, satisfying finish.

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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.