Artesa

Los Carneros Chardonnay

8.829 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Straw yellow, with stone fruit and citrus aromas and floral notes. On the palate melon, pineapple and pear, fresh & crisp with notes of honey and smoky oak, a bit creamy. Lingering finish with wet stone and minerality character, well balanced, stays crisp on ending. Nice!

Straw yellow, with stone fruit and citrus aromas and floral notes. On the palate melon, pineapple and pear, fresh & crisp with notes of honey and smoky oak, a bit creamy. Lingering finish with wet stone and minerality character, well balanced, stays crisp on ending. Nice!

Apr 8th, 2019
Peter Macknick

Sweet buttery wine with hints of melon and lingering citrus. Wet in the mouth and quite drinkable. Would be if it from more oak. A nice buy for 15 at Costco

Sweet buttery wine with hints of melon and lingering citrus. Wet in the mouth and quite drinkable. Would be if it from more oak. A nice buy for 15 at Costco

Jan 23rd, 2022
Michael Brown

Was expecting less oak from an old European winemaker. Seems like they just hired a California Chardonnay maker who cranked up the oak. Not a fan.

Was expecting less oak from an old European winemaker. Seems like they just hired a California Chardonnay maker who cranked up the oak. Not a fan.

Nov 10th, 2021
Ruth Barnard

Purchased for 14.49 at Costco 9-21
Very good !

Purchased for 14.49 at Costco 9-21
Very good !

Sep 16th, 2021
Rob N
8.9

Nice chardonnay, cheaper than Rombauer — but slightly lower quality as well (a hint of ammonia?). A delightful winery to visit in person.

Nice chardonnay, cheaper than Rombauer — but slightly lower quality as well (a hint of ammonia?). A delightful winery to visit in person.

Sep 3rd, 2021
Michelle Mondonedo

Went nicely with Ina Garten’s Chilean sea bass recipe

Went nicely with Ina Garten’s Chilean sea bass recipe

Feb 14th, 2021
Turd Ferguson

Gift. Not into it day 1 although it did get better with the fried chicken. Day two calmed and leveled off a bit. Then it was pretty decent. Still sightly commercial for my taste. I much prefer artisan wine. Listen to me what a fucking schmuck.

Gift. Not into it day 1 although it did get better with the fried chicken. Day two calmed and leveled off a bit. Then it was pretty decent. Still sightly commercial for my taste. I much prefer artisan wine. Listen to me what a fucking schmuck.

Jan 24th, 2021
ESF
9.2

Wowza - this has darkened & fattened up nicely - this is a hedonistic delight: all kinds of yellow stone fruit, dead sexy, coconut & beeswax, broad unctuous silky and absolutely delicious

Wowza - this has darkened & fattened up nicely - this is a hedonistic delight: all kinds of yellow stone fruit, dead sexy, coconut & beeswax, broad unctuous silky and absolutely delicious

Jan 16th, 2021
Thomas Johannessen

Middle of the road Chardonnay! High acidity, very mellow fruit, light drinking wine

Middle of the road Chardonnay! High acidity, very mellow fruit, light drinking wine

Sep 4th, 2020
Peter Stern

Nice everyday chard from Costco — not too oaky.

Nice everyday chard from Costco — not too oaky.

Jun 8th, 2020