d'Arenberg Sticky Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2008

Fruit Wine from McLaren Vale, Australia

$12.00 $8.99
Save $3.01
Item No. 108614
  • screw cap wine
  • Green wine
  • WE89
  • ST88
  • W&S88
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%.

Winemaker's Notes

The nose is packed with rich flavors of marmalade, kumquat, ripe peach and orange butter. The palate is unctuous with the kumquat character pushing through the layers of yellow peach, butterscotch and a hint of green apple. The finish has a touch of lemon acidity with a lingering orange rind character. This sweet wine can be served with dessert, cheese, fresh fruit, or drizzled over vanilla ice cream.

Critical Acclaim

"th the number of really good dessert wines available for under $12 per bottle severely limited, this is a refreshing ray of golden sweetness. Dried apricots add enough citrus pith to partially balance out the intensely sweet flavors. Drink in the lusciousness over the next couple of years."
89 Points

"Medium yellow-gold. Reticent aromas and flavors of pineapple, apricot and tangerine. Sweet but a bit alcoholic on the palate, with gentle acidity, strong honeyed tones and moderately deep pit fruit flavors. A tad warm on the back but this offers very good value for a late-harvest wine."
88 Points

"Deep gold in color and honeyed in its sweetness, this chardonnay's richness is balanced by fresh acidity. An appealing sticky for a cheese plate or a savory peach tart."
88 Points

Learn About d'Arenberg Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Fruit Wine

A Fruit Wine is generally any wine that is fermented from a fruit other than grapes. None of the fruit character comes from the addition of fruit flavors but is the natural product of fruit fermentation. There are many different types of fruit wines, but the some of the most popular include: Red Raspberry, Blackberry, Cherry, Cranberry and Blueberry. These wines are big and intense...

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