Artesa Chardonnay Carneros Reserve 2009

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Rich and racy, this Chardonnay unfolds with heady aromas of pear, apricot, kiwi, and apple that lead to layers of tropical and citrus fruit flavors on the palate. A firm acidic backbone provides lively structure, while the natural sweetness from aging sur lies enriches the texture and mouth feel. Spicy aromatic notes of cardamom and cumin hint at a deeper complexity as the wine develops and lingers through a long, satisfying finish.

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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
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Member Reviews for Artesa Chardonnay Carneros Reserve

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/22/2009

From their notes, I agree with the lemon blossoms, green apple, creme brulee, toasted macadamia and humidor cedar. Great! -Tasted at the winery 9/21/09


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/13/2010

This second tasting (shared a bottle) was great as well. Showed a lot more creamy, buttery qualities, but all in all it remained consistent as when I tasted it at the winery. Delicious.


Snooth User: kenj629
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/30/2010

Agree that there is a buttery and silky smooth taste to this variety. I would also suggest that anyone visiting the Napa region would stop here for a breath taking view off the deck.


External Reviews for Artesa Chardonnay Carneros Reserve

External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/16/2010

Artesa Chardonnay Reserve 2007 and all other wine from Artesa are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Intense and spicy, with floral, hazelnut, honeysuckle and melon flavors that are pure, focused, complex and lingering. Drink now through 2013.


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Rich and racy, this Chardonnay unfolds with heady aromas of pear, apricot, kiwi, and apple that lead to layers of tropical and citrus fruit flavors on the palate. A firm acidic backbone provides lively structure, while the natural sweetness from aging sur lies enriches the texture and mouth feel. Spicy aromatic notes of cardamom and cumin hint at a deeper complexity as the wine develops and lingers through a long, satisfying finish.

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