Fogdog Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 113320
  • white wine
  • CG93
  • ST90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • RP91

Winemaker's Notes

The 2009 Fogdog Chardonnay boasts an abundance of flintiness and aromas of apple, pear, almonds, citrus and stone fruits. This wine is full-bodied, yet elegant and restrained, with a core of acidity and minerality that is balanced by warm flavors of pear tart and almond crisp along with notes of lemon and tangerine zest. Subtle oak influences of toasted nuts and vanilla round out the experience while balancing the fruit. Made with 100% Chardonnay.

Critical Acclaim

"Meyer lemon and roasted hazelnut scents start this briskly balanced Chardonnay off on the right foot, and its fairly deep yet still youthfully nascent fruit stays in frame from first to last even as the wine tightens up towards the finish. Oak adds its bit of richness to the proceedings but is never the wine's focus, and there is potential here aplenty for some two to four years of improvement in the cellar."
93 Points

"Medium golden yellow. Orange blossom, nutty lees, toffee and oak char lifted by high notes of spices, lavender and mint. Juicy, spicy and sappy on the palate, with brisk acidity intensifying the citrus oil and hazelnut flavors. Very complex and penetrating for a second wine. Finishes firm but not hard, with a hint of soft citrus fruit and good texture and length."
90 Points

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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The 2012 Fogdog Chardonnay boasts bright citrus zest, stone fruit and green apple aromas. Richly textured with nicely balanced acidity ...
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