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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
MacRostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2009
MacRostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 113072)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale straw gold in color, with ripe pear and bright honeydew melon aromas, and just a touch of vanilla. In the mouth it is full and round, with baked apple, fresh pineapple, and hints of rich lemon pie. The long clean finish begs for another sip.
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About Macrostie:

MacRostie Winery and Vineyards was founded by winemaker Steve MacRostie in 1987. As a believer in the unique character of Carneros fruit, and an innovative winemaker pioneering a more fresh and sophisticated style of Chardonnay, Steve dedicated himself to crafting wines embodying an authentic sense of place. In 1992, realizing the vast potential for producing stunning, age-worthy Pinot Noirs from Carneros fruit, Steve made MacRostie's first Carneros Pinot Noir.

In the 1990s, Steve discovered an amazing mountainside ranch possessing spartan volcanic soils over fractured andesite, located in the western borderlands of Carneros. This ranch enjoyed a unique microclimate that Steve believed would be ideally suited to producing profound Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. In 1997, inspired by a desire to cultivate his own great piece of land, Steve's adventurous spirit led him to enter into a partnership with Nancy and Tony Lilly to develop Wildcat Mountain Vineyard from this unplanted pastureland.

Steve handpicked Kevin Holt as his successor to take over winemaking responsibilities for MacRostie Winery and Vineyards in 2004. A gifted winemaker who has worked at such wineries as Quivira and Testarossa Vineyards, Kevin continues Steve's 20-year legacy for producing outstanding wines from the finest Carneros and Sonoma Coast fruit.