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Artesa Chardonnay Carneros 2011
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.
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.
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.
very light green in color butter scent butterscotch/spice flavors
Three and a half glasses
Chardonnay typique californien. Vanille à la fin. Je remonte ma note.
Fantastic Chardonnay, Classic California at its best.
External Reviews for Artesa Chardonnay Carneros
Artesa's 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. Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Wine & Spirits Magazine said “Clean and mild, this chardonnay has scents of cider apples and smoke. Best Buy.”
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.
Crisp and mouthwatering offering pear, apricot, lime and apple streaked with notes of oregano, tarragon, and hints of vanilla and honey. The vivid citrus and tropical fruit flavors are delicately wrapped in a rich and generously-textured mouthfeel. Mature acids hold the wine s structure and create length, while a touch of scrumptious cinnamon toast note lingers in the elegant finish.
This is an enomoursly rich Chardonnay that positively explodes in apricot jam, pineapple, vanilla custard and butterscotch flavors. Itrsquo;s balanced with crisp, cool-climate Carneros acidity that makes it tangy and clean. Easy to find, with 33,000 cases produced.
Artesarsquo;s dual fermentation approach, in which oak-barrel and stainless-steel-tank fermentation are used, has resulted in this startlingly appealing Chardonnay. Braced with Carneros acidity, it shows mineral-infused orange, lemon and mango flavors, with a smooth coating of toasty oak.
WE 91pts. - According to the Wine Enthusiast: Artesa s dual fermentation approach, in which oak-barrel and stainless- steel-tank fermentation are used, has resulted in this startlingly appealing Chardonnay. Braced with Carneros acidity, it shows mineral infused orange, lemon and mango flavors, with a smooth coating of toasty oak. Winemaker Notes - A brilliant straw yellow, this Chardonnay opens with heady aromas of lime, apple, apricot and pineapple, spiked with appealing hints of honeysuckle, oregano and tarragon. Its lively entry from the wine s natural acidity is accompanied by layers of citrus and tropical fruit flavors. An underlying mineral component, along with the subtle influence of French oak, adds intrigue. This is a classic Carneros Chardonnay, finishing crisply and beckoning for another taste.
Heavy toast from the barrels dominates this winersquo;s lean fruit. For those who like oak-influenced Chardonnay, this is a wine to serve with grilled shark.
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