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Skin Fermented Carneros Chardonnay

9.0171 ratings
9.040 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
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Jerae Knutson

DuMOL Member Services

9.3

Gorgeous and golden. Skin fermented for 101 days in concrete. Nice texture, not overly fruity, but tropical notes. This is a fantastic mid-priced Chardonnay from the Sonoma side of Carneros.

Gorgeous and golden. Skin fermented for 101 days in concrete. Nice texture, not overly fruity, but tropical notes. This is a fantastic mid-priced Chardonnay from the Sonoma side of Carneros.

Feb 6th, 2018
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.7

Golden and balanced skin-fermented Chardonnay, delicious with green chili, nutty, apricots, minerals, subtle, not funky like many orange wines , structured like a soft Pinot, but none of the red fruits, all golden.

Golden and balanced skin-fermented Chardonnay, delicious with green chili, nutty, apricots, minerals, subtle, not funky like many orange wines , structured like a soft Pinot, but none of the red fruits, all golden.

8 people found it helpfulOct 7th, 2014
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.1

Very pretty version of skin-fermented Chardonnay. Not taking the Orange Wine thing too far.

Very pretty version of skin-fermented Chardonnay. Not taking the Orange Wine thing too far.

2 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
Maggie Walters

Smells like flint stones vitamins, dank wet cellar and fresh spring flowers. Tart acidity, shock-tarts and tropical fruits on the palate. I’m in love with this skin contact Chardonnay!

Smells like flint stones vitamins, dank wet cellar and fresh spring flowers. Tart acidity, shock-tarts and tropical fruits on the palate. I’m in love with this skin contact Chardonnay!

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2017
Amie Hendrickson

Nerd wine

Nerd wine

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2015
Christina Turley

Sales & Marketing Turley Wine Cellars

8.6

Starting the #turleyturning30 week off with a skin-fermented bang!

Starting the #turleyturning30 week off with a skin-fermented bang!

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2014
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

8.0

Digging the low alcohol, no wood approach, but certainly needs some work and doesn't express it's extended skin billing.

Digging the low alcohol, no wood approach, but certainly needs some work and doesn't express it's extended skin billing.

1 person found it helpfulAug 9th, 2014
Sommelara

Cool and tasty Chardonnay.

Cool and tasty Chardonnay.

Nov 22nd, 2016
Napa Valley Wine Academy

I get what they are going for with this wine it is just a shame they did not achieve it.

I get what they are going for with this wine it is just a shame they did not achieve it.

Jun 12th, 2016
Jorge Henriquez

Zachys Wine Auctions

9.2

Absolutely loved this. Very balanced, complex, multi layered Chard without anything being too in your face (oak, acetaldehyde, acid). Very fragrant, almost flowery. Beautiful.

Absolutely loved this. Very balanced, complex, multi layered Chard without anything being too in your face (oak, acetaldehyde, acid). Very fragrant, almost flowery. Beautiful.

Apr 12th, 2016