Artesa Chardonnay Carneros Reserve 2009
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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