Robert Young Chardonnay 2006, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$29.95 (670430)

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90 pts
4
February 05, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Nose is restrained but complex, a little closed at this point but showing some considerable elegance and judicious...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Robert Young gained fame in the eighties when his already mature chardonnay vines supplied one of the first “vineyard...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Big, thick, rich, intensely concentrated and flavoured; wood is abundant, finishing on pure caramel and crème brulée...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Yellow gold with a medium nose. Medium oak & toast follows lemon candy, creme brûlée, caramel, peach, nectarine, hazelnut, peaches & cream corn, limestone, pineapple, golden & green apples, mangos & orange. The taste follows the nose with the addition of lemon meringue. The taste is dry, medium+ acidity, full body, high alcohol (there’s a lot of heat on this Chard), very long length so much that I ran a mile & still could taste it, lol. The wine is balanced & very smooth even with the heat from the alcohol. This would be a perfect Chard for me if the alcohol wasn’t as noticeable on the taste. Drink on it’s own or with steamed lobster on the beach with drawn butter. Only one word describes this Chard & that’s yummy. Don’t chill it to much or you’ll loose the wines complexity. What’s great about this Chard from LCBO is that I got it for 30% off ($32.95). Drink now or it can cellar for another 1-2 years.

Tasted 26 Aug 11.

Top Pick.

Score: 9.5/10, Value: 8/10 (reg price) or 9.5/10 (sale price), Score: 17.5/20 or 19/20 sale.

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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