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Buena Vista Carneros Winery Chardonnay 2008

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There's no doubt about the appellation here. The combination of appele, Asian pear, citrus rind, caramel and minerals screams Carneros form start to finish. Rich, pure and forward, our Carneros Reserve Chardonnay beautifully conveys site, variety and vintage.

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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

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
11/12/2012

Inviting nose of banana cream, vanilla and Anjou pear tart. Slight salted caramel aroma. Honeyed fruit and luscious creaminess. On the palate, it enters with a surprising crispness given the creamy nose. Tropical fruits with mango, guava and golden apple and pear. Creamy vanilla appears on the mid palate with the slightest hint of toast/wood. Nice salinity and minerality add to complex layers. Tasty! 89 pts.


External Reviews for Buena Vista Carneros Winery Chardonnay

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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/19/2011

Shows aromas of sweet vanilla, mango and pineapple fruit against a creamy, toasty background. In the mouth it shows intense apple, vibrant citrus, honeydew and pear notes through the creamy, subtly toasty finish. It's a classic example of Carneros Chardonnay and pairs beautifully with a gorgonzola and apple salad and oven roasted chicken.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WS 87 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Smooth and appealing, with toasty nuances to the ripe, refreshing pear, apple and citrus flavors. A pleasing jolt of acidity keeps all the flavors fresh. Winemaker's Notes - The 2008 Carneros Chardonnay shows aromas of sweet vanilla, mango and pineapple fruit against a creamy, toasty background. In the mouth it shows intense apple, vibrant citrus, honeydew and pear notes through the creamy, subtly toasty finish. It's a classic example of Carneros Chardonnay and pairs beautifully with a gorgonzola and apple salad and oven roasted chicken.



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There's no doubt about the appellation here. The combination of appele, Asian pear, citrus rind, caramel and minerals screams Carneros form start to finish. Rich, pure and forward, our Carneros Reserve Chardonnay beautifully conveys site, variety and vintage.

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