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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2008
MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 118962)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale gold in color, this wine exhibits typical Wildcat minerality with floral honey on the nose, and is very rich and full on the palate, with creme brulee, Meyer lemon, and toasty caramel flavors. Lush, soft and round on the delicious finish.
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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.