Barefoot Cellars Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Over-ripe and sweet on the nose with papaya, mango and pineapple fruit with hints of boiled chestnut and buttery toast. Flat and round in the mouth. This is one dimensional with sweet papaya fruit, low acid, a creamy texture and a hint of lemon on the modest finish. 80pts

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Barefoot Cellars:
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

Editorial Reviews for Barefoot Cellars Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,936
1.50 5
Vintage: NV 11/27/2011

Over-ripe and sweet on the nose with papaya, mango and pineapple fruit with hints of boiled chestnut and buttery toast. Flat and round in the mouth. This is one dimensional with sweet papaya fruit, low acid, a creamy texture and a hint of lemon on the modest finish. 80pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,936
2.00 5
Vintage: NV 12/16/2009

Earthy and yeasty with fairly neutral aromatics. In the mouth this has coarse mousse with some nice fruit that’s a bit rough around the edges and virtually no finish. 82pts


Member Reviews for Barefoot Cellars Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: Melissa22
35212356
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/27/2010

I thought this wine was very smooth however the buttery and oak taste over-rode any fruit flavoring.


Snooth User: TheRose25
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/21/2012

I always have this wine at my mother's and have bought it twice for myself. Mild and buttery, but a fast drinker!


Snooth User: AdamRinky1982
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/10/2011

I wouldn't call it one of my favorites. A bit too dry for a white.


Snooth User: warriorkelly
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/13/2012

Excellent chard for price, very light


Snooth User: poconopixie
732141175
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 05/10/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: ebrunworth
72702986
1.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/11/2011

Ick - much sweeter than expected for a Chardonnay. No butter or oak flavors - nearly all fruit. Will not purchase again.


Snooth User: sky09
105150715
1.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/07/2012

Not for me. I really thought I would like it, but it was disgusting.


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External Reviews for Barefoot Cellars Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2010 10/15/2009

Golden and smooth, with a sweet vanilla aroma, our medium-weight Chardonnay is full of honeyed peach and Fuji apple flavors. This wine makes every moment a little more fun, whether you're watching the sunset from your back porch or reality TV from your couch.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/07/2009

Pure quaffing wine, in a carefree style and a convenient magnum bottle.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Medium weight, creamy texture. Tropical (pineapple) fruit complemented by fresh Fuji apple with sweet vanilla aromatics. - Winery


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 01/09/2013

This is a modest Chard, yet itandrsquo;s clean and vibrant, with proper varietal character in the peach and apple flavors, with a dollop of oak and cream.


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Vintage: NV 09/15/2009

Sam's Wines & Spirits


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 05/19/2011

A bright, lemony wine, with good juicy acidity and hints of melon, spice and mandarin orange. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 01/03/2012

This is a modest Chard, yet itrsquo;s clean and vibrant, with proper varietal character in the peach and apple flavors, with a dollop of oak and cream.


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