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Buena Vista Carneros Winery Chardonnay 2005

Member Review by WineborkDotCom:

As with the 2005 Buena Vista Merlot tasted recently, the Carneros Chardonnay was both surprisingly tasty and very well priced. Cool-climate feel to its fruit intensity and lively, crisp texture. Rich citrus and pear fruit along with toast and spice from the oak, which is not overdone. A bargain if you can get this wine for $14 or under.

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Buena Vista Carneros Winery:
  Despite several setbacks, Buena Vista Carneros Winery has proven that it is capable of producing great wines no matter what the world has to throw at it. Founded in 1857 by Count Agoston Haraszthy, Buena Vista is California’s oldest premium winery. Unlike many wineries, smooth sailing was not in the cards for Buena Vista. During a trip to Nicaragua, Agoston Haraszthy died, supp... Read more
  Despite several setbacks, Buena Vista Carneros Winery has proven that it is capable of producing great wines no matter what the world has to throw at it. Founded in 1857 by Count Agoston Haraszthy, Buena Vista is California’s oldest premium winery. Unlike many wineries, smooth sailing was not in the cards for Buena Vista. During a trip to Nicaragua, Agoston Haraszthy died, supposedly while crossing a crocodile-infested river. Still, the winery pressed forward, carving a name for itself in California. Unfortunately, tragedy struck again, when a massive earthquake in 1906 destroyed their underground cellars. It wasn’t until 1940 that the winery recovered, thanks to Frank Bartholomew, as well as the winemaking skills of Andre Tchelistcheff. Today, Buena Vista Carneros Winery is clearly a success, since its original location just outside of the town of Sonoma is considered a California Historic Landmark. Since starting to grow wine grapes in Carneros in 1969, they have accumulated almost 500 acres in Carneros, with over 100 separate vineyard blocks, all under the guidance of winemaker Jeff Stewart. Read less

Member Reviews for Buena Vista Carneros Winery Chardonnay

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Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
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4.00 5
12/17/2007

As with the 2005 Buena Vista Merlot tasted recently, the Carneros Chardonnay was both surprisingly tasty and very well priced. Cool-climate feel to its fruit intensity and lively, crisp texture. Rich citrus and pear fruit along with toast and spice from the oak, which is not overdone. A bargain if you can get this wine for $14 or under.


Snooth User: laurencantine
20952241
4.00 5
07/04/2009

while i agree that this wine contains flavors of crisp fruits....i also found this chard to be somewhat buttery and toasty as well. however, i say this as a positive attribute and think the wine is great for the price.


Snooth User: Majikk
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3.00 5
05/04/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Buena Vista Carneros Winery Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur EVS clonal wines give us the opportunity to showcase individual clones or blocks that perform exceptionally well in any given vintage. This wine exhibits aromas of steely minerality, lemon drop, clove, pear aromas and subtle matchstick. The Dijon Clones Chardonnay continues with rich flavors of oily bright citrus, focused peach, mandarin orange and candied ginger.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis Chardonnay exhibits aromas of baked apple, pineapple, spice, nutmeg, roasted nut and caramel, continuing with rich flavors of broad apple and pear with a creamy mouthfeel. Chardonnay Clone 17 Robert Young grown in the cool climate of Carneros produces a wine that shows exceptional fruit intensity while maintaining great acid balance.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Buena Vista Winery Chardonnay 2005 Dijon Clone and all other wine from Buena Vista Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.




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