Oyster Bay Chardonnay
90 Ratings
Detail
90 Ratings
Oyster Bay Chardonnay

Wine Details

Vineyard

Oyster Bay

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) Fragrant citrus with crisp green apple zest, juicy white peach and a lingering lemon creaminess.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2013 Vintage) The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctively regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavours.Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay truly captures the character of Marlborough with pure, incisive, ripe fruit flavours. A combination of barrel and tank fermentation and the stirring of lees on oak, achieves maximum softness and integration. To retain all the natural assertiveness and flavour, no malolactic fermentation takes place. Clonal influences in the vineyard have been very important, providing smaller berries and enhanced flavour intensity. The result of all of this is a delicious Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay with concentrated aromas and flavours of ripe citrus and stonefruit, balanced with subtle oak, and a creamy texture to finish.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/94