Artesa Chardonnay 2011, Carneros

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$24.95 (657585)

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October 26, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A lovely example of cooler climate Carneros chardonnay. Notable oak but oh so nicely balanced and integrated. Vibrant...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Pale lime in colour, the 2011 Carneros Chardonnay reveals subdued scents of citrus pears, dried apricots, wet stones,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite refined, compactly built chardonnay, but it lacks some fruit depth. The nose is quite refined with...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Light gold in colour with a medium intense nose.

A Chard that goes better with food then by itself.

Positives: This wine has light toasted oak with lemon, green apples, mandarin, pear, some guava and limestone. Medium body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: A slight bitter aftertaste.

Interesting Point: I loved, loved, loved the 2010 vintage, unfortunately this one doesn’t measure up to that year. Use the smaller cooler climate Chard glass.

Drink now or over the next 4 years on its own or pair it with Cornish hen.

Tasted: 28 Oct 2013

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5/10 Total: 17+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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