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ZD Wines Chardonnay California
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Wine Details

Vineyard

ZD Wines

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Winemaker's Notes

The 1995 Chardonnay has great fruit intensity. This vintage produced a minimal crop due to low fruit set during a cool wet spring. A long steady growing season coupled with the low crop yield produced fruit intense in varietal character. With a nose of grapefruit and ripe tropical aromas, this wine is a great example of our big rich style of Chardonnay, very consistent with past vintages.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2004 Vintage) Clean, moderately fruity and of middling depth in its green apple and roasted vanilla bean aromas, this wine is surprisingly quiet in the mouth and never fully delivers on the mild but evident fruit suggestions of the nose. It is reasonably well-balanced but does allow its acidity to stick out a bit too much in the firm, crisp and bitter-edged, woody finish.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2007 Vintage) Idiosyncratic smells of pineapple and sweet coconut direct this one on a path all its own, and, although fairly ripe and fleshy in feel, the wine never quite keys of classic Chardonnay fruit in its slightly juicy, vaguely tropical flavors. It is oddly confected to be sure, but it should find success as a foil to the likes of sweetly sauced chicken.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/95.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1998 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96.