Artesa Chardonnay 2010, Carneros

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$24.95 (657585)

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July 21, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

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For the last few years, Artesa has produced one of the best Chardonnays in its price tier in all of California. Once...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A progressive Carneros style with exceptionally well-integrated oak, a touch of creaminess, lemon curd and sweet key...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

This Carneros appellation California chardonnay has a touch (2%) of sauvignon blanc, albariño and pinot blanc in the...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a sleek and slender chardonnay with a reserved but complex and well harmonized nose of lemon, butter, fresh...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Bright gold in colour with a medium to medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: This is not a big blockbuster California Chard, but there's a lot to it, rich, creamy & one of the longest tasting in length for a Chardonnay I've tasted. Lightly toasted oak featuring lemon, green apples, mangos, pineapple, peach, marshmallow, custard, limestone, orange, crème brûlée & a slight peppery note. Medium to full body, good acidity & a very long length.

Negatives: None.

Interesting Point: One of the best Chards that I tasted that should appease those that like big Chards & those that like Chablis style.

Drink now or over the next 5 years. Can be drank on its own, but this was one of the best Chards I've tasted for pairing with crustaceans and drawn butter.

Tasted: 31 Aug 12

Best Buy & Top Pick

Score: 9.5/10, Value: 10/10, Total: 19.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 5

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