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Date Printed: 12/29/2014
Guenoc Lake County Chardonnay 2007
Guenoc Lake County Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 96613)

PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Produced from grapes from our estate vineyards, our 2007 Lake County Chardonnay is partially barrel fermented with the majority produced in stainless steel tanks. This is a clean, fruit forward wine, plump and full in the mouth with layers of tropical fruit, pears, peaches and apricot. Subtle hints of toasty oak and butter add to the complexity of both the nose and mouth ending with a long smooth finish. Great with grilled chicken or pork or clam linguini.
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About Guenoc Estate Vineyards:

Located 90 miles north of San Francisco, the 23,000 acre Guenoc Estate, claiming some of the oldest vineyards in California, includes the most northwestern area of Napa Valley, all of Guenoc Valley, and the southern extremes of Lake County. From 1888 to 1906 the Guenoc Estate was owned by internationally famous actress and vintner Lillie Langtry, who vowed to make "claret of the finest kind known in the country" in her California valley and placed her portrait on her estate produced bottles of wine. Today, the George Watts' portrait of Lillie Langtry has become the famous cameo trademark of Guenoc wines. In 1981, Guenoc Valley was recognized by the federal government as a separate and distinctive viticultural area, the first appellation under single-proprietorship in the United States. Traditional winemaking techniques and utilization of the best of French oak and highest quality stainless steel equipment allow winemaker Malcolm Seibly to create wines which continue to garner championship awards in both national and international competitions.