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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Neyers Thieriot Vineyard Chardonnay 2003
Neyers Thieriot Vineyard Chardonnay 2003
(search item no. 81357)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"...the 2003 Chardonnay Thieriot Vineyard looks to be the best Chardonnay to yet emerge from Neyers. A sensational aromatic explosion of orange marmalade, citrus oil, roasted nuts, white peaches, and orange blossoms are all present in this multi-dimensional, complex, rich, full-throttle Chardonnay made in a vineyard that looks down on California's Bodega Bay – a decidedly cool climate site. This wine should drink well for 4-5 years."
-Wine Advocate 93-95 Rating

These grapes were harvested almost a full month after our other Chardonnay vineyards. Cam Thieriot's aerie-like vineyard, 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean on the Sonoma coast, allows Chardonnay to ripen slowly and evenly. Cam gets every drop of flavor into his fruit that this unique site allows. Winemaker Ehren Jordan guides these grapes into one of California's most exciting wines. The 2003 Thieriot Chardonnay fermented for ten months. In early December the wine was racked for clarification, and two weeks later it was bottled unfiltered. Richness in Chardonnay is desirable. Here it's accompanied by an uncommon amount of complexity. 343 cases produce

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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.