R Wines Darby and Joan Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from South Australia, Australia

$12.00 $9.29
Save $2.71
Item No. 101609
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WN90
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%.

Winemaker's Notes

A dry start to the year with a brief warm period over Christmas, followed by moderate temperatures over January and February. The vines while reduced in yield from the dry conditions were able to maintain good even ripening and natural acid balance throughout the growing season.

The wine has a light straw color. The aroma displays lifted melon characters with subtle hints of passionfruit and oak complexity. A rich wine on the palate, it balances both textural mouthfeel with clean acid finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale yellow hue. Complex scents of pineapple, mineral and lemon. Clean flavors of white peach and grapefruit. Hints of acacia in the crisp, mineral-driven close. "
90 Points

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HankRearden - Mandeville, LA (read all my reviews)

Mild citrus. Dry, but not as dry as the French Burgundy wines (my favorites). Can't beat the price, and love the screwcap.
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A very rich but smooth wine that is great with finger foods or by itself. A great pleasure to drink.
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This is one great summer white. Classic chardonnay flavor, crisp yet smooth at the same time. Very refreshing.
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Learn About R Wines

Based in Australia, R Wines produces wine from vineyards all over Australia including Riesling from Western Australia, Pinot Noir from Victoria, Shiraz from McLaren Vale and the Barossa just to name a few. R Wines was founded in 2005 by partners Dan Philips, and Chris Ringland. Chris is one of world's leading and most gifted winemakers. He leads teams of winemakers and...

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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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