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Chasseur Durell Chardonnay 2012

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750ML / 14.1% ABV
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750ML / 14.1% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The color of straw to gold, the nose of this intensely powerful and complex wine offers scents of citron, white peach, honey and a bit of creme brule/minerality. On the pallet it is tightly packed with boldly ripe flavors of lemon, white peach, bees wax and roasted grain. Richly oaky yet cuttingly crisp this offering lingers on the finish with grace and weight. Another year should clearly resolve any youthful exuberance.

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WS 91
Wine Spectator
Shaded by creamy oak that fleshes out the texture and adds flavor, this offers green apple and pear notes that are bright and vibrant, juicy and persistent. Drink now through 2021.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Only 100 cases of the 2012 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard were produced. It reveals a light medium straw color with a greenish hue, in addition to the highest acid among these Chardonnays. Lots of wet stone minerality and plenty of citrus are found in this high-strung Chardonnay along with medium body and a tart style. It should age nicely for 5-7 years.
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Chasseur Wines is dedicated to small lot, hand-crafted wines in the old French tradition with emphasis on vineyard designates. Our small size (presently about 2,700 cases) allows complete control over the winemaking process, therefore, enabling us to produce the finest wines the fruit has to offer. We are pursuing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay's final and possibly finest frontier, Sonoma's 'West County'. Still in its renaissance this area is composed of the western edge of the Russian River Valley and beyond, known as the 'true' Sonoma Coast. This area is in and around the townships of Sebastopol, Freestone and Occidental.

Our goal is to be among the pioneers to develop the potential of this area. Please explore our web site to learn more about how we make these wines from grape to glass. We offer all these wines, especially the smaller lots which may not make it to the retail shelf or the restaurant wine list through the winery.

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Perhaps the most historically significant appellation in Sonoma County, the Sonoma Valley is home to both Buena Vista winery, California's oldest commercial winery, and Gundlach Bundschu winery, California's oldest family-run winery.

It is also one of the more geologically and climactically diverse districts. The valley includes and overlaps four distinct Sonoma County sub-appellations, including Carneros, Moon Mountain District, Sonoma Mountain and Bennett Valley. With mountains, benchlands, plains, abundant sunshine and the cooling effects of the nearby Pacific, this appellation can successfully produce a wide range of grape varieties. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewürztraminer, and most notably, Zinfandel all thrive here. Ancient Zinfandel vines over 100 years old produce small crops of concentrated, spicy fruit, which in turn make some of the Valley's most unique wines. These can also be made as “field blends” (wines made from a mix of grape varieties grown in the same vineyard) along with Petite Sirah, Carignan and Alicante Bouschet.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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