Schug Carneros Chardonnay 1999

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

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Item No. 24173
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WE93

Winemaker's Notes

Four distinctly different clones of Chardonnay, grown in our cool-climate Carneros Estate vineyard, underwent traditional European winemaking practices of barrel fermentation and aging on the lees (sur-lie). Additional complexity was contributed by Chardonnay grown on the Ricci, Wood Valley and Knights Valley vineyards. The result is a wine with the powerful elegance of the finest white Burgundy. It has a ripe, spicy tropical bouquet with flavors that suggest citrus, pear and apple-butter. Well balanced acidity gives it a crisp, clean finish, making it an excellent wine with food. Try it with cream soups, seafood, fowl veal and pasta dishes.

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Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California"s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Backus and...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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