Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2013 Front Label
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2013 Front Label

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2013

  • JS91
  • RP90
  • WS90
750ML / 14% ABV
Other Vintages
  • JS92
  • WS90
  • RP91
  • JS91
  • RP91
  • RP92
  • WS91
  • WW92
  • WS90
  • WS91
  • RP91
  • WE90
  • WE90
  • WE89
  • WS87
  • WS87
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $31.99
Try the
31 99
31 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Fri, Dec 20
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 14% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Impressive in its youth, this is a wine to watch. A complex nose offers layers of white peach, spring florals and well integrated smoke. The palate is richly textured with fleshy stonefruit and lemon citrus. Our 2013 chardonnay is mouthfilling yet balanced with fresh acidity giving it shape and focus. An elegant wine with a lingering and lively finish

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
JS 91
James Suckling
A bold, ripe style with plenty of melon and peach fruits, toasty hazelnut-scented oak, beeswax and butterscotch. A massive chardonnay. The palate's bold and ripe. A rich, smooth and creamy texture with a peach-brulée finish.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Chardonnay is quite a butterball of a style with rich buttered toast and ripe melon notes over a core of baked pineapple, guava and mango. The medium-bodied palate has a racy acid line to cut through the abundance of fruit and richness before finishing with great persistence. Rating: 90+
WS 90
Wine Spectator
Sweet cream and lemon curd notes are supported by a supple texture, accented by juicy acidity and toasty details. The sleek finish lingers with a hint of white flowers. Drink now. 1,000 cases imported.
View More
Cloudy Bay

Cloudy Bay

View all products
Cloudy Bay, New Zealand
Cloudy Bay Winery Video

Cloudy Bay Vineyards, established in 1985, is today a partnership between champagne house Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin and co-founder of Cape Mentelle Vineyards in Western Australia, David Hohnen. The Cloudy Bay team is committed to producing 'wines of region' and strives to enhance the pure, bracing flavors naturally afforded by the climate and soils of Marlborough. The winery and vineyards are situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. This unique and cool wine region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. Cloudy Bay has estate vineyards located at prime sites within the Wairau Valley and long-term supply agreements with five Wairau Valley growers. The main varieties grown are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Image for Marlborough content section
View all products

An icon and leading region of New Zealand's distinctive style of Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir, making it ideal for high quality grape production (of many varieties). Despite some common generalizations, which could be fairly justified given that Marlborough is responsible for 90% of New Zealand's Sauvignon blanc production, the wines from this region are actually anything but homogenous. At the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from well-draining, stony soils, a dry, sunny climate and wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, a phenomenon that supports a perfect balance between berry ripeness and acidity.

The region’s king variety, Sauvignon blanc, is beloved for its pungent, aromatic character with notes of exotic tropical fruit, freshly cut grass and green bell pepper along with a refreshing streak of stony minerality. These wines are made in a wide range of styles, and winemakers take advantage of various clones, vineyard sites, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to differentiate their bottlings, one from one another.

Also produced successfully here are fruit-forward Pinot noirs (especially where soils are clay-rich), elegant Riesling, Pinot gris and Gewürztraminer.

Image for Chardonnay content section
View all products

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.

GZT10079336_2013 Item# 149408

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New Customers: FREE SHIPPING on $29*. Code GIVE

New Customers: FREE SHIPPING on $29*. Code GIVE

There was an error redeeming your code.

*Order must be placed by 12/13/2019. Applies to standard shipping only. Order must be at least $29 excluding shipping and tax. Expedited shipping options may require an additional charge. Not applicable to Hawaii and Alaska orders. A standard shipping charge will appear at checkout but the promo code will credit an amount back so that you do not pay for shipping. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...