2007 Artesa Chardonnay Carneros
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32 Ratings
2007 Artesa Chardonnay Carneros

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) The color of this wine is bright straw yellow. Luscious aromas of lime, orange peel, apricot, mango, honeysuckle and lemon zest jumps out of the glass. Hints of thyme and cardamom as well as custard and caramel notes make this wine very attractive. Exotic tropical fruit flavor expands on the palate and a vivid citrus essence lingers long. Delightful acidity and minerality add structure while sweet oak nuances such as vanilla and caramel add suppleness to the wine.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2000 Vintage) Winemaking Our on going heritage and knowledge of sparkling winemaking is put to full use in this wine. This Chardonnay was hand harvested and whole cluster pressed using only the gentlest of sparkling wine methods. This step is critical to give us all of the great fruit flavor developed in the vineyard without any of the harshness that comes from rough handling. This wine was 50% barrel fermented with sur lees stirring and aging and partially stainless steel fermented (also with lees stirring) to read more...Winemaking Our on going heritage and knowledge of sparkling winemaking is put to full use in this wine. This Chardonnay was hand harvested and whole cluster pressed using only the gentlest of sparkling wine methods. This step is critical to give us all of the great fruit flavor developed in the vineyard without any of the harshness that comes from rough handling. This wine was 50% barrel fermented with sur lees stirring and aging and partially stainless steel fermented (also with lees stirring) to achieve a nuanced balance of fruit, lees and barrel character. Half of this wine has undergone a secondary malolactic fermentation to enhance its buttery creaminess. Tasting Notes Lemon blossoms, green apple, ripe pineapple and honeydew melon are front and center in this Chardonnay. This crisp fruitiness is combined with nuances of vanilla topped cream brulee, butter, and toasted oak making this wine both easy to enjoy and seductively complex. Silky supple with lingering flavors, yet a tingle of crisp acid on the finish; a great accompaniment for food and friends. Alcohol content, 14.3% by volume (hide)

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    Jan 2012: Had this one with a Turkey Dinner. It held up OK, but I can look for something a better. Still for about $20, I really can't complain and I would get it again, but not have it with Turkey.

    4 months
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    ok for weeknight

    4 months
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    SF Top 100

    over 3 years