Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from South Australia, Australia

Item No. 107344
  • white wine
  • 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: 13.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Petaluma Chardonnay is selected from seven distinguished vineyard sites in the Adelaid Hills sub-region of the Piccadilly Valley, that are twenty-five years old. A refined and minerally Chardonnay with nectarine flavors and texture typical of the very best vintages from Piccadilly.

The 2005 Petaluma Chardonnay is refined and has great minerality. Ripe nectarine and white peach aromas and flavours are complemented by gentle char from the barrel fermentation and lingering acid typical of cool vintages from the Piccadilly Valley. The extended yeast lees contact and Vosges oak combine to helphighlight this texture without imparting oiliness.

With a few years of age, this wine is tasting delicious! Chill down and drink up.

Critical Acclaim

"From founder/ winemaker Brian Croser’s last vintage, this is an excellent wine, balancing ripe peach and nectarine flavors with hints of vanilla and toasted hazelnuts. It’s richly textured and full-bodied, with a long finish redolent of custard and citrus."
90 Points

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Style: Light & Crisp
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passed its best but if the bottle is good it will be excellent
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If you like the taste of pickle with your chardonnay, then you'll love this. It's too bad, because the backdrop was a good, balanced flavor. But the weird, harsh top notes put me off.
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Learn About Petaluma Map ItMap It

Petaluma, founded by world-famous winemaker Brian Croser, is widely regarded as Australia's pre-eminent small winery. Petaluma wines are made in various vineyard sites, each selected for specific characteristics.

Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

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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