Sebastiani Sonoma Chardonnay 2009
Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Our 2009 Chardonnay possesses a wonderful elegance due to the
coolness of the vintage. While the wine still has the abundant
orchard fruit flavors typical of Sonoma County Chardonnay, it also
displays more citrus, acidity and minerality than we have seen in the
past. The oak profile is also subdued to better match the wine's
intensity, but there is still plenty of inherent texture and ripeness
thanks to the Indian summer and frequent stirring of the lees.
Overall, this is one of the most balanced, complex and delicious
Sonoma County Chardonnays we've produced in years.
"Balance, elegance and varietal purity mark this wine. It's delicious and zesty, filled with pineapple, pear, green apple, honey and oak, wrapped into a texture of buttercream and with a long, spicy finish. What a great priceBalance, elegance and varietal purity mark this wine. It's delicious and zesty, filled with pineapple, pear, green apple, honey and oak, wrapped into a texture of buttercream and with a long, spicy finish. What a great price."
Very nice Chardonnay for a great price. Smooth and nice body
Fruity & Smooth
Fruity & Smooth
Hints of oak - but not the predominant flavor. Richer than the cards I usually drink but well balanced. Recommend.
It was okay. The fruit profile was somewhat subdued, and I didn't pick up any minerality or lasting finishing as the description suggests. We drank this with herb-laced pork, tomato and fennel sauce and zucchini sauce - so nothing too crazy on the palate. The wine has an intense straw color, but the acidity is a little too much. There are much better chards out there than this, especially for the price.
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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
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