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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
MacRostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2011
MacRostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2011
(search item no. 121660)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is pale straw gold in color, with bright lavender, wet stone and citrus aromas, with a touch of creamy custard. In the mouth it is elegant and full, with crisp apple and ripe pear flavors, plus a touch of vanilla caramel from the oak. The finish is soft and smooth, very dry, but leaves lingering lush primary fruit flavors.
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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.