Arrowood Chardonnay Sonoma County 2009

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The Chardonnay, Sonoma County is fruit forward with a rich and opulent mouthfeel. On the nose, aromas of apple, pear and citrus, commingle with hints of toasted nuts and creme brulee. There is a lovely balance of creamy vanilla oak notes and crisp acidity on the palate, and into the lingering finish.

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Arrowood Vineyards & Winery:
The winemaking philosophy at Arrowood is simple: Produce classic varietal wines using grapes exclusively from Sonoma County's diverse viticultural areas such as Russian River Valley, Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys or Sonoma-Carneros. This approach has not changed since the winery was founded in 1986 by Richard Arrowood and his wife and partner, Alis Demers Arrowood. Richard has been making wi... Read more
The winemaking philosophy at Arrowood is simple: Produce classic varietal wines using grapes exclusively from Sonoma County's diverse viticultural areas such as Russian River Valley, Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys or Sonoma-Carneros. This approach has not changed since the winery was founded in 1986 by Richard Arrowood and his wife and partner, Alis Demers Arrowood. Richard has been making wine for more than four decades. Before founding Arrowood, he was winemaker and the first employee at Chateau St. Jean. There he produced the winery's first releases: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and a wine that may have very well put Chateau St. Jean on the map - a Select Late Harvest Riesling. Arrowood Winery opened while Richard was still the winemaker at Chateau St. Jean, and for the first three years Alis ran the winery while Richard fulfilled his obligations at Chateau St. Jean. She dragged hoses in the cellar, topped barrels and ran the bottling line. She spent weekends entertaining, giving tours and hosting wine tastings. The first Arrowood wines were released in 1988. Read less
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Member Reviews for Arrowood Chardonnay Sonoma County

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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
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03/04/2013

About 6 month past it's prime time of tasting.


External Reviews for Arrowood Chardonnay Sonoma County

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Source: The Wine Buyer
09/12/2012

'The 2009 Chardonnay, Sonoma County is fruit forward with a rich and opulent mouthfeel. On the nose, aromas of apple, pear and citrus, commingle with hints of toasted nuts and creme brulee. There is a lovely balance of creamy vanilla oak notes and crisp acidity on the palate, and into the lingering finish.' Wine Maker's Notes



The Chardonnay, Sonoma County is fruit forward with a rich and opulent mouthfeel. On the nose, aromas of apple, pear and citrus, commingle with hints of toasted nuts and creme brulee. There is a lovely balance of creamy vanilla oak notes and crisp acidity on the palate, and into the lingering finish.

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