Robert Oatley Signature Chardonnay 2013
Chardonnay from Margaret River, Australia
A bright, mid-weight, white peach-accented, gently oaked wine grown on selected sites across Australia's highest performing Chardonnay region.
Australian Wine Companion - "This is a gift horse of some dimension: intensely flavored white peach, nectarine and grapefruit chardonnay has been selected from various parts of Margaret River, given a perfunctory lick of oak, and then let loose on the chardonnay racecourse, leaving many more expensive wines floundering in its wake. "
Robert Oatley Winery
Famed Australian Vintners, Bob and Sandy Oatley, founders of Rosemount Estate, began their next wine venture to pay homage to the many terrific regions of Australia and the grapes most suited to the terroir.
Wherever he makes wine, Bob Oatley's underlying philosophy is to find the right vineyard with the right soil and match it to the right variety.
With the guidance of winemaker, Larry Cherubino, Robert Oatley Vineyards shares the expression of regions, such as Margaret River, McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Great Southern and Central Ranges. View all Robert Oatley Wines
About Margaret RiverView a map of Margaret River wineries Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Riesling.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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6 ratings, 2 with reviewsWilfred Wong (of Wine.com) - San Francisco, CA49/3/2014
An amazing Chardonnay for the $$$'s, the 2013 Robert Oatley Margaret River sings with joyful fruit on the palate; a serious wine with lots of life and vitality. a lot here to like!ice9 - Keyport, NJ42/5/2015William R. - Pittsburgh, PA32/5/201526/21/2015Shoblock - Ledgewood, NJ45/4/2015
- Light & Crisp
- Pair With
- Dungeness Crab with drawn butter
sherin s - San Francisco, CA31/22/2015test
- Light & Crisp
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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