ZD Wines Chardonnay California
46 Ratings
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46 Ratings
ZD Wines Chardonnay California

Wine Details

Vineyard

ZD Wines

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes for this wine were grown in the cool southern end of Napa Valley. In ZD's traditional style, the two vineyards involved in the blend were fermented in their individual vineyard lots in 50-60 gallon American oak barrels. The primary fermentation was very long and slow due to the frigid temperature of ZD's specially designed Chardonnay room. Cool barrel fermentation ensured 6-8 weeks of yeast swirling throughout the fermenting juice giving the final wine richness and complexity. In ZD's ...

Vineyard

ZD Wines

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

The grapes for this wine were grown in the cool southern end of Napa Valley. In ZD's traditional style, the two vineyards involved in the blend were fermented in their individual vineyard lots in 50-60 gallon American oak barrels. The primary fermentation was very long and slow due to the frigid temperature of ZD's specially designed Chardonnay room. Cool barrel fermentation ensured 6-8 weeks of yeast swirling throughout the fermenting juice giving the final wine richness and complexity. In ZD's ...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1986 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/15/88
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2006 Vintage) Simply awash in rich oak, but never anything less than deep and long on juicy, apple-like fruit, this full-bodied and wonderfully flavorful Chardonnay is immensely fruity and genuinely layered at one and the same time. Surprisingly complex considering its relative youth, it is accessible now and comes without need of further time in the bottle, but it is exceptionally well-balanced for the big wine that it is, and it is in no danger of fading away anytime soon.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/95.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1998 Vintage)