Lewis Cellars Barcaglia Lane Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

Item No. 106074
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • CG93
  • WS90
Style: Rich & Creamy

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

Our Barcaglia Lane Chardonnay is sourced from a single rolling vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Developed for us by the Dutton Family in 1998, the site consists of 3 sloping blocks planted to three different clones – 15, Dijon 95, and Old Wente – which yield increasingly distinctive and complex fruit characters. Tangerine, citrus and sandalwood spice aromas are overlaid with a hint of honey. The wine is anchored in fragrant citrus fruits and framed nicely with toasty oak and acidity that brings great balance, integration and length to the palate.

Critical Acclaim

"Lewis adds to its portfolio of success in 2006 with yet another rich, wonderfully deep and highly characterful Chardonnay. This one comes with all of the extract and lavish oak shown by its siblings, and it shows a singular spark of brightness that speaks to its cool-climate origins. It is quite full-bodied but is very vital as well and never so much as hints at heaviness. It firms up at the finish and shows the kind of structure that we look for in ageworthy wines, and, as tasty as it is now, it seems destined to improve for several more years."
93 Points

"Smells rich and perfumed, with intense, elegant pear, honeysuckle and honeydew melon flavors that turn sleek and refined on the long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2011. 400 cases made."
90 Points

Learn About Lewis Cellars Map ItMap It

Former Indy Car driver Randy Lewis and his wife Debbie started Lewis Cellars in 1992. They are truly "Driven... to create world-class wines." Along with their son, Dennis, they are literally hands-on in every aspect of vineyard management, winemaking, sales and distribution. They thrive on the challenges and the relationships cultivated in the process. It is their continuing goal to greate small lots of exciting and unique Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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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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