Bonneau Wines Chardonnay-catherine's Vineyard Carneros Los Carneros 2005

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This exquisite Chardonnay is bright translucent gold in color. It displays aromas of ripe pineapple, pear, white peach & vanilla on the nose. Tropical fruit flavors, hazelnut & vanilla custard fill the palate and are nicely framed by a heavy dose of high quality, new French Burgundian oak. The texture is elegant, silky and full. The finish has tangy citrus, crèpe suzzete mingled with baking spices that lingers on the palate. This well balanced wine has layers of complexity that demonstrates the care and attention to detail in its making. Bonneau Chardonnay pairs well with Brie cheese and fruit as well as light pasta, spicy seafood, poultry & veal. This wine can be enjoyed now but it will also continue to gain depth and richness for at least 5 years.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Carneros

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  • 2005

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Winery: Bonneau Wines
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Bonneau Wines:
Bonneau Winery is operated by the third generation of Bonneaus with family history dating back to the early 1920s in the Sonoma – Los Carneros appellation. The Bonneaus originally came to America from the vineyard lands of Bordeaux, France and began farming a 70 acre parcel of land just south of the town of Sonoma. After growing and providing Chardonnay grapes to several well known wineries in ... Read more
Bonneau Winery is operated by the third generation of Bonneaus with family history dating back to the early 1920s in the Sonoma – Los Carneros appellation. The Bonneaus originally came to America from the vineyard lands of Bordeaux, France and began farming a 70 acre parcel of land just south of the town of Sonoma. After growing and providing Chardonnay grapes to several well known wineries in both Sonoma & Napa, the family launched its own label in 2002. In 1921 August and Catherine Bonneau purchased 70 acres of land in Schellville, about 8 miles south of the town of Sonoma, California. This was a very remote area at the time, requiring a full day's travel time from San Francisco. This area reminded the Bonneaus of the Bordeaux region of France near the area where they were born. The Bonneaus farmed the land, had a dairy and ran a small country store/deli. Although the vineyard has long since replaced the dairy, the members of the family still operate businesses that the Bonneaus started. In 1989 their daughter, Yvonne, fulfilled Catherine's vision of having a vineyard. She planted 30 acres of Chardonnay grapes on premium rootstock. Yvonne, as matriarch of the family farm, began supplying some of the best known wineries in Sonoma and Napa. The vineyard consistently received high praise for the quality of the fruit. Yvonne looked forward to the day the family could produce their own wines. In 2001, her son, John Bambury, began spearheading the wine making operations on behalf of Yvonne's four children by introducing Bonneau Wines with the 2002 Los Carneros, Chardonnay. Since then Bonneau Wines has produced Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. The family's commitment to making fine wines has already been recognized by wine aficionados, critics and everyday wine lovers alike. Bonneau sources its red varietal grapes from top vineyards in Sonoma, Napa, & Amador counties. Winery operations take place in Kenwood. Barrels are aged in caves sunk deep in the foothills located on the west side of the Sonoma Valley. Tasting Room Open 7 days a week from 11am - 6:00pm Read less

This exquisite Chardonnay is bright translucent gold in color. It displays aromas of ripe pineapple, pear, white peach & vanilla on the nose. Tropical fruit flavors, hazelnut & vanilla custard fill the palate and are nicely framed by a heavy dose of high quality, new French Burgundian oak. The texture is elegant, silky and full. The finish has tangy citrus, crèpe suzzete mingled with baking spices that lingers on the palate. This well balanced wine has layers of complexity that demonstrates the care and attention to detail in its making. Bonneau Chardonnay pairs well with Brie cheese and fruit as well as light pasta, spicy seafood, poultry & veal. This wine can be enjoyed now but it will also continue to gain depth and richness for at least 5 years.

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900 cases produced.

Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% French oak

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5%

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