2009 Buena Vista Chardonnay11 Ratings
2009 Buena Vista Chardonnay
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BackgroundThe 2009 Carneros Chardonnay offers enticing aromas of sweet vanilla, fresh kiwi and pineapple fruit against a creamy background. On the palate, the wine’s crisp acidity complements the intense flavors of rich apple, pear and vibrant peaches before culminating in long, creamy finish that is typical of Carneros Chardonnays. The Carneros Chardonnay grapes were hand harvested at night to preserve fruit character. Due to the geological diversity of the Ramal Ranch vineyard, blocks were harvested based upon optimum ripeness and flavor maturity. The grapes were whole cluster pressed, and the juice was fermented inbarrels and aged sur lie, with the lees stirred every two weeks for 6 months. The wine was then aged in French oak barrels (33% new) for 9 months.