2008 MacRostie Winery Chardonnay Carneros
21 Ratings
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21 Ratings
2008 MacRostie Winery Chardonnay Carneros

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) Fresh, green-apple fruitiness is overlain with carefully measured oak in the clean and composed aromas of this straightforward young Chardonnay, and, if never a wine of complexity or great power, it f...

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    A rich, elegant style, with intense, concentrated citrus, green apple, spice and fresh-cut flowers. Full-bodied, gaining depth and complexity on the finish, where the minerality shines through. Drink now through 2018. Ripe pear and butterscotch on the nose belie a bright palate of ripe apple and citrus tinged fruit supported by some crisp acidity that make this a worthy pairing for almost any seafood.

    about 2 years
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    Vanilla, oak, buttery, rose, smooth, full-bodied, bit dry

    almost 4 years
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    smooth and buttery with oak

    almost 4 years
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2006 Vintage) Sporting lots of ripe-apple and sweet-pear qualities along with a dollop of complementary oak in its concentrated aromas and its juicy, nicely-stuffed flavors, this lively, full-bodied youngster may be a little direct and lacking in nuance just now, but it has the kind of fruity depth and structure that make for easy predictions of better a year or two hence.