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  • Artesachardonnay 940X300

    Chardonnay

    Carneros
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    92 points

    Bright medium gold color. Bright, fruity, fresh oaky aromas of green apples - pineapple, shellac - varnish, underbrush - garrigue, and lemon pith with a lively, dryish full body and a peppery, intricate, medium-length finish with chewy tannins and light oak.

     

    Artesa 2014 Chardonnay 04/03/2016 (92) Tastings.com

    Notes

    Appearance: White

    Aroma & Flavor: Lemon blossoms, green apple, ripe pineapple and honeydew with nuances of vanilla-topped creme brulee, butter, and toasted oak.

    Facts

    Alcohol: 14.3%

    Barrel Type: 50% aged 6 months in French oak barrels (30% new); 50% aged in stainless steel

    A great accompaniment for food and friends this Chardonnay is easy to enjoy yet seductively complex. Lemon blossoms, green apple, ripe pineapple and honeydew are front and center with nuances of vanilla-topped creme brulee, butter, and toasted oak. Enjoy as the silkily supple lingering flavors entice your senses while the tingle of crisp acid on the finish keeps you wanting more.

    Tasting Notes

    Our Carneros Chardonnay is first and foremost about aromatics, and the techniques used are designed to retain the signature Carneros aromas of lemon-citrus and white blossom while accentuating the minerality and vivid, fresh fruit flavors of citrus and stone fruits in the wine. Partial barrel fermentation, malolactic and lees stirring create complex layers, imparting hints of oak and wrapping the flavors in a rich, generously textured mouthfeel and elegant finish.

    Pairs Well With
    • Rich dishes likechicken, pork or pasta in a creamy sauce
    • Cheese-based salads such as acaesar salad