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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
d'Arenberg Lucky Lizard Chardonnay 2007
d'Arenberg Lucky Lizard Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 95881)
screw cap wine
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The aroma is very complex and tight. It is dominated by smoky oak and lees fermentation notes with fruit characters suggesting ripe red apples, grapefruit and cold river pebble mineral notes. The flavors are from the cool-climate spectrum dominated with ripe citrus and minerals mixes with nectarines, green melon rind, roasted pistachios and flower stems.

Background:During the summer, Bearded Dragon Lizards sun themselves in the vineyards and find their way into a load of grapes destined for the winery. Lucky for the lizards, d'Arenberg uses a very gentle Demoisy crusher which allows the lizards to pass through the ordeal unharmed and they are returned back to the bushland next to the winery.

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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.