Snob Hill Winery Le Snoot Chardonnay 2003
Bob Broman, Snob Hill Winery's Master Winemaker, brings his 25 years of award-winning winemaking talent to Snob Hill Winery’s Le Snoot wines. Bob is the former winemaker at Napa legends Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and St. Supery Winery. Snob Hill Winery is located in beautiful Sebastopol, California, in Sonoma County.
The Le Snoot suite includes a "Classy Cab," a "Cheeky Chardonnay," and a "Merry-Making Merlot," all making their wine shop début swathed in labels depicting the black-tie Snoots and party-piggy citizens of Snob Hill Winery. "Rather than keeping our premium-performing wines wrapped in that traditional, premium wine mystic," says, Diane Svehlak, President of Snob Hill Winery’s parent company, Access Beverage, "Snob Hill's irresistible originality features the most eye-catching, put me in your shopping cart packaging, supported by the strongest consumer branding in the industry." How about a wallow with a bottle of Le Snoot!
Reaching up California's coastline and into its valleys north of San Francisco, the North Coast AVA includes six counties: Marin, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake. While Napa and Sonoma enjoy most of the glory, the rest produce no shortage of quality wines in an intriguing and diverse range of styles.
Climbing up the state's rugged coastline, the chilly Marin County, just above the City and most of Sonoma County, as well as Mendocino County on the far north end of the North Coast successfully grow cool-climate varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and in some spots, Riesling. Inland Lake County, on the other hand, is considerably warmer, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc produce some impressive wines with affordable price tags.
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.