Orogeny Vineyards Chardonnay Green Valley 2007

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

Price: $25.00 $16.99
Save $8.01 (32%)
Item No. 104415
  • WS90
  • WE90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • WE92

Winemaker's Notes

Chardonnay is more transparent to its vineyard sourcing than any other varietal; you are really brought back to the vineyard-to the growing conditions, the effect of soil and climate. Green Valley is a simple, beautiful and distinct place and our Chardonnay reflects this.

The vibrant flavors and impeccable balance of the 2007 Green Valley Chardonnay prove that this grape varietal loves chilly climates. Old vines bathed in cold Pacific Ocean fog give this wine its complex citrus, pear, pineapple-guava, tropical fruit and white flower notes. The crisp, balanced acidity and richly textured palate create the perfect framework for the lush fruit flavors. Crème brûlée nuances from malolactic fermentation and French oak barrels lace the aromas and flavors, and then gently linger on the finish. This wine makes an exceptionally delicious complement to appetizers, creamy soups and rich seafood dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"Combines crisp ripe pear, apple and honeydew melon fruit with spicy, toasty, cedary oak, gaining body and depth on the long finish. Drink now through 2012."
90 Points

"Orogeny has a very good track record with their Chardonnay, and they’ve held back on the price, which is good news for consumers. The '07 is oaky and ripe, with pineapple tart, pear jam, green apple butter, honey, vanilla cream and smoky cedar flavors."
90 Points

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Rating:
(1/25/2011)
I don't know all the fine phrases for the full and mellow overtones or the fresh crisp finish, but I can say my wine of choice is chardonnay and this one did nothing wrong.
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Rating:
(1/24/2011)
A little too bitter of a chardonney for me.
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Learn About Orogeny Vineyards

Pinot Noir, more than any other grape, reflects where it is grown. Orogeny pays tribute to the land with their name. Orogeny is a geological term that comes from Greek oro, mountain, and -geny, birth. It refers to the process during which the collisions and separations of the earth's crust form mountains. A series of orogenic episodes in Sonoma County near the Pacific Ocean formed...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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