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Buena Vista Chardonnay Carneros 2014

Member Review by EMark:

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

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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
8478048,584
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 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
701626222
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 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)


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 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.


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535424,406
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/04/2013

Just a bit pass its prime but not complex and interesting enough to enjoy. Two years prior may have been nice.


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535424,406
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/20/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
38982702
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 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.


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External Reviews for Buena Vista Chardonnay Carneros

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Vintage: 2011 06/13/2012

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.


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Vintage: 2009 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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Vintage: 2008 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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Vintage: 2008 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.


Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Full-scaled aromas of ripe apples, sweet oak, vanilla and toast introduce this expressive Chardonnay, and there is no let up in richness on the palate. The wine is moderately full-bodied, very well-balanced and comes with all of the fruity extract needed to fill its ample frame, and, while a touch coarse and a bit lemony on the finish, it never wavers in focus and persists impressively. It will be helped in the near-term by service with richer foods, and there is a case to be made that it has good potential for a few years of improvement.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/03/2013

Crisp acidity and hints of rich appl, pearand pineapple.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 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.


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