Barefoot Cellars Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve 2006

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JENNIFER’S WINEMAKER NOTES: Medium weight, creamy texture. Tropical (pineapple) fruit complemented by fresh Fuji apple with sweet vanilla aromatics. FOOD PAIRINGS JENNIFER'S SUGGESTIONS Barefoot Chardonnay is perfect with seafood, poultry, fresh fruits, white sauce pastas and mild cheeses. AWARDS AND ACCOLADES: Gold Medal 2007 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition CRITICS GOLD 2006 Critics Challenge GOLD MEDAL 2006 INDY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION BEST BUY Colorado Wine News BEST BUY Wine Enthusiast April 2006 83 Points "This is a modest Chard, yet it's clean and vibrant, with proper varietal character in the peach and apple flavors, with a dollop of oak and cream." Wine Enthusiast Tasting Panel April 01 2006

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We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wi... Read more
We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wine-consumers to hard-core aficionados. We believe that we can both promote our brand and satisfy our desire to make the world a better place by partnering with various non-profits and pouring at various fund-raising events. Over the years, Barefoot has been a part of thousands of non-profit events and our popularity has grown along with our support of these ground-breaking organizations. We took another big step in 2006 by becoming a sponsor of the Association of Volleyball Professions (AVP) Beach Volleyball supporting a grassroots sport that originated in our state-California. We’ve also teamed up with the grass roots non-profit, the Surfrider Foundation, to create the Barefoot Beach Rescue Project, designed to clean up beaches and ensure they are "Barefoot friendly." These two initiatives help us spread a sense of fun in the sun while furthering the Barefoot philosophy of giving back. Over the years, our wines have garnered numerous accolades and professional awards, but more importantly to us, we have a growing circle of loyal fans who love to enjoy our wine and who have joined us in the spirit of giving back to our communities and to our world. For us, and we hope for all of you, that’s an achievement well worth toasting with a glass of Barefoot wine. Read less
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Member Reviews for Barefoot Cellars Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: Philip James
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3.00 5
07/04/2008

Pretty darn good for the price. Medium acidity, nice round oakiness, buttery and red apples.

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  • Snooth User: antoniogk912
    1081464
    0.00 5
    03/20/2009

    i have been hit hard by this enimic economy, i bought the barefoot chardonay on a friends advice, he saw a couple drinking it and gave it a good review. i took my bottle and placed it on an iron can filled with snow form outside, open it, let it chill for 20 minutes. the taste, was a magnificent entrance to a soft velvety red carpet of flavors. It starts with the grapefruit then apple, and then the hint of vanilla right around the corner, and it leaves with a lingering texture of caramel honey that begs for another taste the second the last drop is gone. i forgot about the price for 10 seconds, all i could think about was the glorious taste or this unexpected specimen that came out of no where. Barefoot chardonay 2006, "a delight, with the lingering honey and apple taste of a chicago skyline sunset"


    Snooth User: matthewj
    8257576
    2.50 5
    09/03/2008

    It's acidic, for sure, and dry. I don't mind that, but there wasn't much going on on the back of the tongue.


    Snooth User: ChefPrivato
    90794326
    0.50 5
    10/24/2008

    One half glass



    JENNIFER’S WINEMAKER NOTES: Medium weight, creamy texture. Tropical (pineapple) fruit complemented by fresh Fuji apple with sweet vanilla aromatics. FOOD PAIRINGS JENNIFER'S SUGGESTIONS Barefoot Chardonnay is perfect with seafood, poultry, fresh fruits, white sauce pastas and mild cheeses. AWARDS AND ACCOLADES: Gold Medal 2007 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition CRITICS GOLD 2006 Critics Challenge GOLD MEDAL 2006 INDY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION BEST BUY Colorado Wine News BEST BUY Wine Enthusiast April 2006 83 Points "This is a modest Chard, yet it's clean and vibrant, with proper varietal character in the peach and apple flavors, with a dollop of oak and cream." Wine Enthusiast Tasting Panel April 01 2006

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