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Valley of the Moon Chardonnay 2009

Valley of the Moon Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 105643
  • WE88
Style: Fruity & Smooth

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS85
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Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of asian pear, meyer lemon, vanilla and allspice overlay a hint of minerality. The lush mid-palate is accented by layers of honeydew melon and kiwi, and balanced with a long finish of zesty citrus and baked pear.

Critical Acclaim

"This is a nice Chardonnay to drink with shellfish, particularly grilled shrimp. It's dry and crisp in acidity. with rich pineapple, green apple and pear flavors, accented with sweet, toasty oak.
Editors' Choice"
88 Points

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Learn About Valley of the Moon Map ItMap It

Valley of the Moon Winery encompasses both the rich history and the innovative spirit of California wine. Situated in the Sonoma Valley on land first planted to grapes in 1863, Valley of the Moon Winery is housed in a beautifully restored stone and redwood winery built in 1887. Blessed with rich volcanic soils and a distinctive banana belt microclimate, the estate vineyard has...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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