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Arroyo Seco Chardonnay

8.533 ratings
7.42 pro ratings
Arroyo Seco, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
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Sipping Fine Wine

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
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
Steven Sigsbury

Good everyday CA chard, a great value for the price point

Good everyday CA chard, a great value for the price point

Oct 9th, 2018
Frank Kuo

Nice color of gold. Nose is nutty, ripe banana, a bit oak and spice, quite pleasant. Taste is also plenty of ripe banana, plenty of mineral, some oak, and a hint of sweetness. Aftertaste is a bit short with dominant minerals. Quite direct tasting experience and she deserves some good scores.

Nice color of gold. Nose is nutty, ripe banana, a bit oak and spice, quite pleasant. Taste is also plenty of ripe banana, plenty of mineral, some oak, and a hint of sweetness. Aftertaste is a bit short with dominant minerals. Quite direct tasting experience and she deserves some good scores.

Apr 17th, 2018
Jurgen Weiss

Nice!

Nice!

Mar 5th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Straw yellow with stone fruit aromas and oak spice. On the palate apple and hints of peach flavors with some vanilla spice. Big acidity, a bit harsh with an alcohol presence. Pass, not worth it. Tasting Sample.

Straw yellow with stone fruit aromas and oak spice. On the palate apple and hints of peach flavors with some vanilla spice. Big acidity, a bit harsh with an alcohol presence. Pass, not worth it. Tasting Sample.

Feb 25th, 2018
Ligia Di Nallo

Dry, very slightly sweet

Dry, very slightly sweet

Feb 24th, 2018
Pete Campbell

Pete had this 2 months ago

Pete had this 2 months ago

May 11th, 2019