Muir Wood

Arroyo Seco Chardonnay

8.7284 ratings
8.04 pro ratings
Arroyo Seco, Central 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
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Went to a recent tasting and tried this wine that I also tried over a year ago. In a word terrible and past it’s prime. Deep Straw yellow (showing some oxidation) with stone fruit aromas and heavy oak spice (provably from wood chips). On the palate apple and hints of tart peach flavors with harsh spice. Big acidity, a bit harsh with an alcohol presence. Pass, not worth it. Tasting Sample.

Went to a recent tasting and tried this wine that I also tried over a year ago. In a word terrible and past it’s prime. Deep Straw yellow (showing some oxidation) with stone fruit aromas and heavy oak spice (provably from wood chips). On the palate apple and hints of tart peach flavors with harsh spice. Big acidity, a bit harsh with an alcohol presence. Pass, not worth it. Tasting Sample.

Jun 25th, 2019
Sofia Horvath

Meh. I don’t mind a buttery Chardonnay now and again, but this one had strong overtones of banana, and fell flat at the end. Not really good in my opinion, and not very interesting.

Meh. I don’t mind a buttery Chardonnay now and again, but this one had strong overtones of banana, and fell flat at the end. Not really good in my opinion, and not very interesting.

Dec 20th, 2017
Donna Morris

Really good. Oaky with hint of vanilla

Really good. Oaky with hint of vanilla

2 people found it helpfulDec 11th, 2013
Steve M

Solid, would buy it again. Nothing spectacular but went well with chicken quesadilla

Solid, would buy it again. Nothing spectacular but went well with chicken quesadilla

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2017
Sue Mohle

Taste like Kendall Jackson

Taste like Kendall Jackson

Mar 21st, 2017
Bob Schroeder

Dry lightly Oakey. Clean acidic.

Dry lightly Oakey. Clean acidic.

Sep 20th, 2019
Jocholla

Banana which was interesting, and oak bomb. Wanted a little more balance but if you like oak this is a good one.

Banana which was interesting, and oak bomb. Wanted a little more balance but if you like oak this is a good one.

Aug 11th, 2019
Joe
8.7

Oakey and fruit forward. The berry flavors are not masked by the smooth oakey and vanilla nuances. Nicely balanced Cabernet.

Oakey and fruit forward. The berry flavors are not masked by the smooth oakey and vanilla nuances. Nicely balanced Cabernet.

May 8th, 2019
Brett Holt

Easter dinner - excellent with Indian curries

Easter dinner - excellent with Indian curries

Apr 21st, 2019
Corinne Walters

At Total Wine tasting 1/19 - typical oaked, more acidity than expected but meh

At Total Wine tasting 1/19 - typical oaked, more acidity than expected but meh

Jan 21st, 2019