Artesa Chardonnay Reserve 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromatically and by mouth this wine is full of pear, green apple, vanilla dusted creme brulee with a hint of pineapple. Balanced, seamless, multi-layered and elegant; this wine has a triple creme brie texture that melts into a lingering lemon tart, baked pear, toasted vanilla bean and butterscotch finish. Excellent balance enables the fruit to dance on the tongue through the entire taste and provides the structure to age gracefully.

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Artesa Vineyards & Winery:
Artesa is Napa's newest, most exciting winery. Our architecturally-acclaimed facility opened as Codorniu Napa in 1991, dedicated solely to méthode champenoise sparkling wine production. But in 1997, with the arrival of a world-class winemaker and a $10 million conversion, the winery shifted focus dramatically. Artesa was born with the inaugural release of ultra-premium still wines in September... Read more
Artesa is Napa's newest, most exciting winery. Our architecturally-acclaimed facility opened as Codorniu Napa in 1991, dedicated solely to méthode champenoise sparkling wine production. But in 1997, with the arrival of a world-class winemaker and a $10 million conversion, the winery shifted focus dramatically. Artesa was born with the inaugural release of ultra-premium still wines in September 1999. Artesa (ahr TESS uh) means "craftsman" and connotes "handcrafted" in Catalan, language of Barcelona and our owner, Codorníu, one of the world's largest and oldest wineries. The Codorníu Group actually consists of eight spectacular wineries whose wines are enjoyed daily in over 100 countries around the world. So, while we are Napa's newest, our heritage is rich. We share five centuries of history with 15 generations of a remarkable winemaking family. Read less

Member Reviews for Artesa Chardonnay Reserve

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Snooth User: Mirenda
8275867
0.00 5
01/20/2009

Buttery, creamy, oaked


Snooth User: dennip1
7846030
2.50 5
09/06/2008

Typical cali chard. Oak'ed and buttery. Creamy. Fruit hidden by the oak. If you like this style you like this wine. I did find the weight to be good. The finish was a lackluster.


Snooth User: frankv85
13749716
3.50 5
10/21/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Artesa Chardonnay Reserve

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesAromatically and by mouth this wine is full of lemon, peach, apple and mango with hints of kiwi and lime. Beautifully multi-layered and elegant, this wine also has some oaky smoke and spice that melt into a lingering vanilla and caramel finish. Structured to age gracefully, the gentle tingle of acid keeps the fruit vibrant during the entire taste.



Aromatically and by mouth this wine is full of pear, green apple, vanilla dusted creme brulee with a hint of pineapple. Balanced, seamless, multi-layered and elegant; this wine has a triple creme brie texture that melts into a lingering lemon tart, baked pear, toasted vanilla bean and butterscotch finish. Excellent balance enables the fruit to dance on the tongue through the entire taste and provides the structure to age gracefully.

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