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Buena Vista Chardonnay Carneros 2009

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The Carneros Chardonnay offers enticing aromas of sweet vanilla, fresh kiwi and pineapple fruit against a creamy background. On the palate, the wine's crisp acidity complements the intense flavors of rich apple, pear and vibrant peaches before culminating in long, creamy finish that is typical of Carneros Chardonnays.

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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: EMark
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3.50 5
10/11/2012

Very attractive clear golden yellow in the glass. Very big tropical fruit nose. There is fruit on the palate, but not as much as I feared. Some oak, but again, not overly so. The mitigating factor that I think balances the tropical fruit and the oak is a nice refreshing acid component. This wine will go very nicely with tonight's roasted chicken. US$14.99 at Costco


Snooth User: kevsipe
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0.00 5
10/29/2012

Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2012 (based on 1 user opinion) Community Tasting History Community Tasting Notes (average 88.5 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 4 notes) - hiding notes with no text Tasted by VinhoDaSilva on 9/17/2012 & rated 89 points: Very good Chardonnay. Hints of oak and not too buttery. Wonderful nose. (197 views) Tasted by VinhoDaSilva on 7/1/2012 & rated 89 points: Very good example of a quality Chardonnay. I would recommend this. (343 views) Tasted by Philman15 on 6/23/2012 & rated 88 points: Bright and oaky chard, lots of pear and great finish. Would definitely drink again, a little pricy though for what it is. (329 views)


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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/18/2013

Enticing aromas of sweet vanilla, fresh kiwi and pineapple fruit against a creamy background. On the palate, the wine's crisp acidity complements the intense flavors of rich apple, pear and vibrant peaches before culminating in a long, creamy finish that is typical of Carneros Chardonnays.



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The Carneros Chardonnay offers enticing aromas of sweet vanilla, fresh kiwi and pineapple fruit against a creamy background. On the palate, the wine's crisp acidity complements the intense flavors of rich apple, pear and vibrant peaches before culminating in long, creamy finish that is typical of Carneros Chardonnays.

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