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Arrowood Chardonnay Sonoma County 2002

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

The 2002 Chardonnay Sonoma possesses abundant quantities of tropical fruit, white peach and apricot characteristics, good underlying acidity, medium body, and a nicely balanced palate feel. Drink it over the next several years.

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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

External Reviews for Arrowood Chardonnay Sonoma County

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

The 2002 Chardonnay Sonoma possesses abundant quantities of tropical fruit, white peach and apricot characteristics, good underlying acidity, medium body, and a nicely balanced palate feel. Drink it over the next several years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Delicious purity of fruit, with a tight, rich, vibrant core of ripe pear, apple, spice and floral notes, supported by light toasty oak that lingers in the background. Drink now through 2008.


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

Wine Tasting NotesOur Chardonnay features forward fruit flavors and a rich, balanced mouthfeel. Aromatics include pear, apricot and lemon, with hints of tropical fruit and spice. Flavors are bright with rich varietal character and spice notes in the lingering toasty finish. The wine was 100% barrel fermented to add creaminess and a silky texture.




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