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Estate Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay

8.9109 ratings
8.816 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Woo-eeee does this ever smell like California Chardonnay—I was worried my delicate sensibilities might take umbrage, but my senses adjusted (maybe I’ve just been drinking weakling wines) and on the palate this wine is less an overly enthusiastic suitor and much more a gentleman who actually reads—more beneath the surface than I expected based on smell and soon we were holding hands and I was flirtatiously fidgeting with my necklace, and and wondering if we’d kiss at the end of the bottle (probably don’t pick a mate that way though their smell when you meet them is kinda important methinks). Anyway, what did this wine (I’ve decided is Ryan Gosling type) have to say? A lot! But fortunately I don’t mind a wine with more to say than me. Butterscotch and yellow apple, and most intriguingly both up front and on the finish I get that gunflint-y smoky minerality I adore and it finishes with citrus peel, creme, and browned butter. Glad I gave it a chance.

Woo-eeee does this ever smell like California Chardonnay—I was worried my delicate sensibilities might take umbrage, but my senses adjusted (maybe I’ve just been drinking weakling wines) and on the palate this wine is less an overly enthusiastic suitor and much more a gentleman who actually reads—more beneath the surface than I expected based on smell and soon we were holding hands and I was flirtatiously fidgeting with my necklace, and and wondering if we’d kiss at the end of the bottle (probably don’t pick a mate that way though their smell when you meet them is kinda important methinks). Anyway, what did this wine (I’ve decided is Ryan Gosling type) have to say? A lot! But fortunately I don’t mind a wine with more to say than me. Butterscotch and yellow apple, and most intriguingly both up front and on the finish I get that gunflint-y smoky minerality I adore and it finishes with citrus peel, creme, and browned butter. Glad I gave it a chance.

Nov 21st, 2021
Matt Sterr

Oak, butter, malo. Fine for what it is.

Oak, butter, malo. Fine for what it is.

Aug 31st, 2017
Rob Toups

Ok

Ok

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2014
Austin Beeman

Tropical with hints of butter and oak. Ok. $23 to $15

Tropical with hints of butter and oak. Ok. $23 to $15

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2014
Sipping Fine Wine

Straw with stone fruit aromas and light floral notes. On the palate complex flavors of apples, pear and orange citrus with tangy sweet spice. The wine is balanced with juicy acidity and ends with creamy notes.

Straw with stone fruit aromas and light floral notes. On the palate complex flavors of apples, pear and orange citrus with tangy sweet spice. The wine is balanced with juicy acidity and ends with creamy notes.

Sep 15th, 2016
WineMascot

Really nice, dances on the line of higher acid and also just enough creamy. Great buy!

Really nice, dances on the line of higher acid and also just enough creamy. Great buy!

Sep 20th, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Tasted blind. Delicious. Lemon custard, nice acidity.

Tasted blind. Delicious. Lemon custard, nice acidity.

Jul 23rd, 2015
Kyle Altomare

Assistant Winemaker at Artesa Vineyards & Winery

8.7

Good representation of Carneros fruit.

Good representation of Carneros fruit.

Jul 11th, 2014
Perry Riddle

Very light oak.

Very light oak.

Feb 26th, 2014
Henrik Poulsen

@Delectable Wine Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard (Carneros).

@Delectable Wine Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard (Carneros).

Mar 11th, 2017