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Date Printed: 5/24/2016
Villa Maria Taylors Pass Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
Villa Maria Taylors Pass Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 117357)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 5/24/2016: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An intriguing, refined and complex Chardonnay displaying stylish finesse. It is elegant, with aromas of subtle citrus, predominantly lemon, and complex smoky notes intermingling on the nose. The palate displays layers of citrus and subtle integrated oak enhancing the tight structural finish.
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About Villa Maria:

The Villa Maria story is one of absolute passion. Each wine is crafted in the unique, fruit-driven style of New Zealand, showcasing the very best of the country’s distinct wine regions. Villa Maria sources grapes from New Zealand’s premium grape growing regions, including Marlborough and Hawkes Bay, and produces wines in state-of-the-art winemaking facilities in Auckland and Marlborough. The winery Sir George Fistonich started in 1961 is still family owned and stands as an icon of superior quality and innovation in New Zealand winemaking. Villa Maria was also the first wine company in New Zealand to declare the winery a “cork-free zone,” sealing all wines from the 2001 vintage onwards with a screw cap to ensure quality in every bottle. Dedicated to minimizing environmental impact, Villa Maria has pioneered sustainable viticulture and winemaking since the 1990s, and is one of the very few wineries that have acquired four certifications as proof of the on-going commitment. In 2015, Drinks International named Villa Maria the most admired wine brand in New Zealand and fourth most admired wine brand in the word.