Artesa Chardonnay Carneros 2011

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The Carneros Chardonnay is first and foremost about aromatics, and the techniques I use are designed to retain the signature Carneros aromas of lemon-citrus and white blossom while accentuating the minerality and vivid, fresh fruit flavors of citrus and stone fruits in the wine. Partial barrel fermentation, malolactic and lees stirring create layers affect, imparting hints of cedar and honey and wrapping the flavors in a rich, generously-textured mouthfeel.

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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 Carneros

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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,138
3.00 5
08/24/2013

Clear, medium pale yellow in the glass. Very serious melon scents on the nose. New the heaviest, butteriest Chardonnay that I've ever tasted, but those traits are there. Again, some hints of melon. Not my favorite kind of Chardonnay, but far from the worst. US$14.39 at Total Wine.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,596
2.50 5
11/07/2013

Not a bad Carneros chardonnay. Somewhat light with a bit of oak and butter but not over the top. More creamy than crisp but decent for the price.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
4.50 5
06/30/2008

very light green in color butter scent butterscotch/spice flavors


Snooth User: sailorgrl21
8901329
3.50 5
09/21/2008

Three and a half glasses


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Source: NapaCabs.com
10/11/2012

Aromas of lemon-citrus and white blossom while accentuating the minerality and vivid, fresh fruit flavors of citrus and stone fruits in the wine. Partial barrel fermentation, malolactic and lees stirring create layers affect, imparting hints of cedar and honey and wrapping the flavors in a rich, generously-textured mouthfeel.



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The Carneros Chardonnay is first and foremost about aromatics, and the techniques I use are designed to retain the signature Carneros aromas of lemon-citrus and white blossom while accentuating the minerality and vivid, fresh fruit flavors of citrus and stone fruits in the wine. Partial barrel fermentation, malolactic and lees stirring create layers affect, imparting hints of cedar and honey and wrapping the flavors in a rich, generously-textured mouthfeel.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.8%

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