Muir Wood

Reserve Zanetta Vineyard Chardonnay

8.973 ratings
8.54 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
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Straw yellow with stone fruit aromas and some big oak scents. On the palate very acidic with orange, apple and apricot flavors, some spice and heavy oak on a medium length finish. A bit out of balance and too much oak, Pass. Tasting Sample.

Deep Straw yellow with stone fruit aromas and some big oak scents. On the palate very acidic with orange, apple and apricot flavors, some spice and heavy oak on a medium length finish. A bit out of balance and too much oak, Pass. Tasting Sample.

Jun 17th, 2019
Byron C Mayes

Bright gold in the glass. Abundant nose of oaky tropical fruit and baked quince. Full-bodied mouthfeel. Medium minus acidity. Palate echoes the nose with vanilla oak and a little bit of butter on the finish. Did I mention oak? It’s the main event here. Pair with rich foods, particularly cream sauces (which this wine will male a great addition to, btw).

Bright gold in the glass. Abundant nose of oaky tropical fruit and baked quince. Full-bodied mouthfeel. Medium minus acidity. Palate echoes the nose with vanilla oak and a little bit of butter on the finish. Did I mention oak? It’s the main event here. Pair with rich foods, particularly cream sauces (which this wine will male a great addition to, btw).

Jan 24th, 2019
Jeremy McCarty

Great chard. Buttery. $15 at total wine

Great chard. Buttery. $15 at total wine

2 people found it helpfulNov 21st, 2012
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.6

Oak done right. Barrel fermented and aged 9 months sur lie in French and American oak. full bodied with mostly tree fruit and strong vanilla/spice, all balanced with excellent acidity.

Oak done right. Barrel fermented and aged 9 months sur lie in French and American oak. full bodied with mostly tree fruit and strong vanilla/spice, all balanced with excellent acidity.

1 person found it helpfulAug 28th, 2013
Sipping Fine Wine

Tried this again about a year later, straw yellow with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with apple and melon flavors adding lemon zest and heavy toasted oak. Not as crisp as my previous notes, medium finish ending with some vanilla spice. The heavy oak makes the wine a bit off balance. Tasting Sample.

Tried this again about a year later, straw yellow with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with apple and melon flavors adding lemon zest and heavy toasted oak. Not as crisp as my previous notes, medium finish ending with some vanilla spice. The heavy oak makes the wine a bit off balance. Tasting Sample.

Feb 7th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Straw yellow with stone fruit aromas and some oak scents. On the palate very acidic with orange, apple and apricot flavors, some spice and heavy oak on a medium length finish. A bit out of balance and too much oak, Pass. Tasting Sample.

Deep Straw yellow with stone fruit aromas and some oak scents. On the palate very acidic with orange, apple and apricot flavors, some spice and heavy oak on a medium length finish. A bit out of balance and too much oak, Pass. Tasting Sample.

Aug 25th, 2016
Andrea Watt

golden apple and baking spices, very unusual and good

golden apple and baking spices, very unusual and good

Feb 25th, 2019
Paul Jakubowski

The twin’s 1st Birthday Party! Was shocked after the previous bottle I had! This wine rocked! Dark gold color with excellent finesse. Nutty, creamy and well balance with some citrus and floral undertones. I’m speechless.

The twin’s 1st Birthday Party! Was shocked after the previous bottle I had! This wine rocked! Dark gold color with excellent finesse. Nutty, creamy and well balance with some citrus and floral undertones. I’m speechless.

Nov 18th, 2018
Michael

Not sure I like Chardonnay

Not sure I like Chardonnay

Dec 31st, 2017
Peter Heidt

...nice, nice Chard.

...nice, nice Chard.

Oct 23rd, 2017