2011 Arrowood Sonoma ChardonnayChardonnay from United States
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Wine: "Our Chardonnay style emphasizes the fruit and terroir with integrated oak while dialing up the brightness and structure of the wines. It is refreshing, compelling and...
- 90 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"One of the best values in these new releases is the 2011 Chardonnay Sonoma. There are 4,500 cases of this $25 Chardonnay that goes through 100% malolactic and is aged in 100% French oak (only 7% new). A gorgeous wine for the price, it offers lots of honeysuckle, white currant and caramelized citrus notes along with beautiful purity as well as fruit. The oak is largely absent in the aromas and flavors, and this beautiful, mid-weight, intense Chardonnay can be enjoyed over the next few years."
"As most readers may know, Dick Arrowood and his wife, Alis, sold Arrowood to the Jackson Family, but the style of wines produced appears to be largely unchanged by winemaker Heidi Von Der Mehden. As always, there are some terrific values in the portfolio, and, as evidenced by my past purchases of some of Arrowood's wines, they can age remarkably well." (12/13)
"Our Chardonnay style emphasizes the fruit and terroir with integrated oak while dialing up the brightness and structure of the wines. It is refreshing, compelling and complex. This wine shows notes of vanilla, creme brulee, and honey on the nose, balanced by spice, orange blossoms, and hints of peach. The palate is bright with crisp acid, but balanced and round. There are hints of spicy oak with orange, tangerine and a bit of apple. It has a bright finish of honeyed oak." - Winery
"We source our fruit from the Russian River Valley, Sonoma-Los Carneros, and other choice growing regions where warm days are tempered by morning fog and afternoon breezes coming from the Pacific Ocean. This climate is well suited to the more delicate, early-ripening varieties such as Chardonnay because the fruit develops more slowly and consistently, resulting in wines of exceptional flavor, complexity, and character." - Winery
This wine was also rated 85 Points by the Wine Enthusiast.
90 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|
|Nose||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|