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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Neyers Carneros Chardonnay 2007
Neyers Carneros Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 96957)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#21 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

What a glorious vintage it was for Chardonnay in 2007! The spring was rainy and free of frost. The summer days were cool and dry, with evening temperatures sometimes bordering on the chilly. (I look back on it as the most comfortable summer I can recall in 35 years as a Napa Valley resident.) Those cool summer days are just perfect for the type of Chardonnay we make -- powerful, complex wines with high natural acid levels. Grapes from the Carneros district vineyards that went into this wine were harvested with higher than normal natural acidity, and the subsequent malo-lactic fermentation was especially vigorous. The result is a Chardonnay with a creamy texture and an attractive element of toast, or grilled bread, in the aroma. Most importantly, winemaker Tadeo Borchardt's efforts have given us a wine of great balance. The separate components are harmoniously joined together with no single characteristic dominating the final blend. The wine is flavorful without being awkward and satisfying without being extreme. We'd be thrilled to make a

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About Neyers:

Begun in 1992 by Bruce and Barbara Neyers and their winemaking partner, Ehren Jordan, Neyers Vineyards produces 15,000 cases of wine annually. They rely primarily on Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the Neyers' 50-acre Conn Valley ranch farmed by Hugo and Lupe Maldonado. Additioanl grapes are purchased from a select group of growers, several of which are identified on the labels of wines produced from grapes they have grown. In 1999 Neyers purchased the 30-acre Sage Canyon Winery in the foothills east of Rutherford and have developed that facility for their entire production that also includes Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel and Chardonnay.