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A To Z Wineworks Chardonnay Oregon 2009

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The A to Z Oregon Chardonnay has an expansive aromatic profile of lime blossoms, wet stones, lemon honey, tangerine, guava, granny smith apple and brioche. In the mouth, the wine is bright and intense with good complexity and balance between acid and richness. Classic Oregon steely Chardonnay with a long, clean finish with lingering mineral and citrus notes.

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A to Z Wineworks:
A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by four friends, Oregon wine industry veterans, Deb Hatcher (Eyrie), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Sam Tannahill (Archery Summit) and Cheryl. Francis (Chehalem). The two couples worked in the Hatcher's kitchen to build the original blend honored by Food & Wine Magazine as the Best American Pinot Noir under $20. Recognition for their A to ... Read more
A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by four friends, Oregon wine industry veterans, Deb Hatcher (Eyrie), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Sam Tannahill (Archery Summit) and Cheryl. Francis (Chehalem). The two couples worked in the Hatcher's kitchen to build the original blend honored by Food & Wine Magazine as the Best American Pinot Noir under $20. Recognition for their A to Z wines with dependable quality and great value continued and production grew. In 2006, the group welcomed another Oregon wine veteran, Michael Davies, as winemaker, and partnered with Gregg Popovich (Coach of the San Antonio Spurs) to buy REX HILL Vineyards and Winery (established in 1982). A to Z has worked with more than 100 vineyards across the state always offering assistance for sustainability certification that the group expects to be achieved within three years of partnering. Today, A to Z has two viticulturists on staff and uses biodynamic principles to farm all owned or long-leased vineyards. Diverse sourcing across the state mitigates regional weather difficulties and adds complexity and depth to the one wine of each variety that is blended in any vintage. Additionally, A to Z has more collective Oregon winemaking experience than any other winery, experience that can make a difference in difficult vintages. A to Z remains true to the dual mission of offer Aristocratic Wines at Democratic Prices blending one cuvee each vintage of Pinot Noir, Chardonny and Pinot Gris that deliver the Essence of Oregon. A commitment to excellence is matched by a belief in fair value and sustainability in business as well as farming and a drive to offer the highest quality for the best value. A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir has twice been named to Wine Spectator's Top 100 wines of the yar; A to Z Oregon Pinot Gris is a perennial Best Buy; and A to Z Oregon Chardonnay is America's Best Selling Oregon Chardonnay. A to Z is also a certified B Corporation. Read less

External Reviews for A To Z Wineworks Chardonnay Oregon

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Light and tangy, with pretty tangerine-accented apple and cream flavors, lingering nicely on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A perfect example of cool-climate Chardonnay andmdash; this is one white that will go with almost anything. Subtle oak, deft acidity and a creamy blend of apple fruit and nutmeg spice make this extremely palate-engaging. A to Z is known primarily for its excellent and affordable Pinot Noir, so this Chardonnay is a very pleasant surprise.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
09/28/2011

It's quite the success story: This Chardonnay came about through a partnership of the two families that founded A to Z in 2001 - and A to Z is now the fastest-growing winery in the Willamette Valley. Fermented and aged mainly in stainless steel, this white wine has a bright, crisp character.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

A perfect example of cool-climate Chardonnay mdash; this is one white that will go with almost anything. Subtle oak, deft acidity and a creamy blend of apple fruit and nutmeg spice make this extremely palate-engaging. A to Z is known primarily for its excellent and affordable Pinot Noir, so this Chardonnay is a very pleasant surprise.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Impressively bright for the price, this wine's lemon flavors and leesy scents have an angular, high-toned acidity. It is ideal to chill for cocktail hour.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Light and appealing for its peach and melon aromas and flavors, finishing with refreshing acidity. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Light and lively, this features pretty pear and guava flavors, lingering gently. Drink now through 2012.


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The A to Z Oregon Chardonnay has an expansive aromatic profile of lime blossoms, wet stones, lemon honey, tangerine, guava, granny smith apple and brioche. In the mouth, the wine is bright and intense with good complexity and balance between acid and richness. Classic Oregon steely Chardonnay with a long, clean finish with lingering mineral and citrus notes.

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