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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Cuvaison Chardonnay 2009
Cuvaison Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 108459)
green wine


PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $21.99

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
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:

Bright, light straw with crisp golden highlights. A nose of honeysuckle and beeswax nose with lush notes of white peach and pear blossom. Vibrant apricot and peach tones dominate this richly textured wine, backed by hints of nutmeg and toasty oak.
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About Cuvaison Winery:

Cuvaison's Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the winery's Estate owned vineyard, some 1,200 feet up the slopes of Napa Valley’s Mt. Veeder. The schisty, gravelly, well-drained hillside soils severely restrict the yields, producing Lilliputian quantities of solid, jam-packed Cabernet backed by vibrant acidity and fine, mountain tannins. An exceptional site for Cabernet, the estate features well-drained, gravelly soils, a generally southern aspect and an elevation that keeps it, if wind swept, above the fog. The site gives Cuvaison the intense concentration one expects of a hillside vineyard while the soil offers just enough loamy counterpoint to round out those tannins with time.