Artesa Chardonnay Carneros 2008
External Reviews for Artesa Chardonnay Carneros
Ripe apple and pear varietal character highlighted with typical Carneros traits of tropical fruit and rich citrus. The palate is broad with creamy vanilla, complex fruit, and a long, juicy finish.
Serves up a tasty core of spice, floral and anise-laced pear and nectarine flavors. Offers depth and richness, but also firm acidity. Drink now through 2004.
Bright, rich, focused, with ripe fig, lemon, pear, apricot and spice, turning even more complex, with layers of flavors on the finish. Best from 2000 through 2005. A new label from sparkling wine producer Codorníu Napa.
The 1999 Carneros Chardonnay exhibits a medium straw color, attractive tropical fruit characteristics, subtle oak, medium body, and a clean, crisp finish. It should drink well for another year.
Offers lots of ripe, rich fruit flavors built around pear, fig and apricot. Teeters on sweet. But fans of fruit-driven, exotic tropical flavors will find this fits the bill. Drink now.
Fragrant floral, green apple and pear flavors are delicate and spicy. Medium- to full-bodied, sleek and focused, with a long, persistent finish that keeps fruit purity at the center. Drink now through 2012.
Classic Carneros Chard. Aromas of apples and peaches veering into tropical fruit lead to bright, well-etched fruity flavors in the mouth. Spices, too, and smoky vanilla from oak. Malolactic fermentation and lees aging create a round, creamy feel, and the finish is spicy and smooth.