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Tower Wines Doraville USD 17.99 750ml

Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Fresh and subtle on the nose with vague floral background notes layered under a core of pineapple and peach fruits. There’s a hint of wood here as well adding a gentle nuance of spice. Clean and bright on entry, this is a bit firm today but shows some mineral notes and a light sweet edge to the apple peel, lemon pith and pineapple flavors that catch a peachy glow on the backend and through the long, mineral laden finish. Richly flavored but with a certain delicacy to it, this shows fine depth on the palate and complex fruit and savory flavors. Old world style, new world fruit. 90pts

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Schug Carneros Estate:
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Bacchus... Read more
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Bacchus and Eisele Vineyards). Drawing on his long experience in the production of fine wines in both Europe and California, Walter set up his own winery with his wife Gertrud in the cool, marine climate of the Carneros Appellation. Here he could focus on the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals that had always been close to his heart. In 1995 Sonoma-born winemaker Michael Cox came on board at Schug. Trained in Enology at UC Davis, Mike worked in several Californian wineries before he was lured from Napa Valley to Carneros - Sonoma, to work with Walter Schug as his assistant winemaker. One year later he was promoted to Winemaker and placed in charge of the day-to-day winemaking duties, where he remains today. Schug Carneros Estate Winery combines old world understanding and tradition with modern winemaking techniques. By using only the finest grapes available, and maintaining the best winemaking values, these wines have gained acceptance worldwide as true contemporary classics. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
03/17/2014

Fresh and subtle on the nose with vague floral background notes layered under a core of pineapple and peach fruits. There’s a hint of wood here as well adding a gentle nuance of spice. Clean and bright on entry, this is a bit firm today but shows some mineral notes and a light sweet edge to the apple peel, lemon pith and pineapple flavors that catch a peachy glow on the backend and through the long, mineral laden finish. Richly flavored but with a certain delicacy to it, this shows fine depth on the palate and complex fruit and savory flavors. Old world style, new world fruit. 90pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
03/17/2014

Four and a half glasses



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