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Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Case Of 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Intense purple color. Nose: Expressive nose full of fresh red fruit aromas such as plum and cherries. Palate: Fresh attack and a medium body. Finishing with very juicy tannins. Service and Food Pairing: Serve at 16°C (60°F). The ideal companion for pastas with red sauces, marinated pork and grilled red meat well seasoned.

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Lapostolle:
Lapostolle was founded by the legendary family behind Grand Marnier. Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle brought French winemaking practices to Chile, where she was a pioneer in leading the development of fine quality wines. The winery uses organic and biodynamic practices, and the wines are consistently rated 90+ points. Most recently, Wine Enthusiast named Lapostolle “New World Winery of the Year” in 2008.

Editorial Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Case Of

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 05/01/2012

More redux, light grassy top note, little sweet toasty spice, plummy, spicy with a hint of sweet spices and a suggestion of pepper. Soft on the palate and loose, aromatic in the mouth. Nice violet, mulberry fruit. Perfumed up front then not a huge finish, juicy on the back end. 85pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 05/02/2012

Very nice vanilla laced nose, firm nose, lean fruit framed with tight grained wood tones, snappy, clear, lovely transparency, lovely precision to the fruit, blue and red fruit, lots of tannins which are a bit dry but there is an innate sweetness here, lovely purity to the fruit, aromatic length, love to see this relax, 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 05/13/2013

Very precise and focused on the nose with a fine, sweet herbal edge and some cedar oak hightones framing a core of tomato and currant fruit. Smooth and moderately rich considering its mid-weight size, this covers the palate with chocolate toned plum and red currant fruit. there's a gentle, and slightly creamy, oak note here as this flows to a clean, fresh and moderately long finish with a nice pop of candied berry fruit on the finale. Shows a nice blend of sophistication and purity. 87pts


Member Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Case Of

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Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
1157885634
0.00 5
10/05/2013

Color: Bright light yellow. Nose: Fresh and clean, sweet citrus aromas such as tangerine and pears with sweet flowers. Palate: Fresh and elegant with nice texture and good acidity. Long finish. Service and Food Pairing: Serve cold at 10/12 °C (50/53 °C). The ideal companion for appetizers and seafood in general. -The Winery


Snooth User: 김도년
133828034
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 11/07/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Lucha Vino
24961296,191
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/13/2011

The nose shows pepper dark fruit and stones with a similar palate that leads into a dry pepper finish.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/15/2011

a smokiness with red raspberries coursing underneath mixed with darker berry fruit, nice spice notes, beautifully balanced with a hot finish


Snooth User: JonDerry
6804463,354
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/04/2011

Raspberry, blueberry, soil, and pencil shavings on the nose. Shows a fleshy mouthfeel, with red and blue fruit up front. Some bitterness and menthol on a medium plus finish. Very young wine, but not flagrantly new world in style. There's plenty of old-school rustic earthiness to balance the fruit. Overall a decent drink the ends with a question mark.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/21/2011

Big and rich, fresh and juicy. Wonderful value. Strong blackberry aroma with hints of cedar and cherry. Powerful palate with continued blackberry that slowly evolves into a velvety finish. Hints of cherry and cola. Great example of a Carmenere.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549176,241
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/25/2011

The nose showed wild berries, pepper and undergrowth with a cloak of dark oak. On the palate, a dense, velvety wave of dark chocolate, blackberry and green pepper washed across the senses. The long finish showed tart berries.


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External Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Case Of

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/11/2014

Color: Bright yellow with subtle lime notes. Nose: Tropical fruit in the nose such as mango, papaya and sweet dry fruit aromas on the back. Palate: Very round and elegant mouths feel, with good volume and acidity, followed by a long finish. Service and Food Pairing: Serve at 12°C (53°F). Ideal companion for seafood, white meats or fish such as salmon and tuna. - Winery Vinification: As a general winemaking philosophy, in our Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay we look for elegance, balance and ageing potential. In 2012, we did 75% of whole cluster pressing and 25% of maceration into the press before fermenting. 83% was fermented in French barrels and 17% in stainless steel tanks. Our Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay was 100% aged in French oak barrels for 11 months (76% in new French oak barrels and 24% second use barrels). The result is a well-integrated oak with elegant structure to enhance the natural acidity and freshness of this grape. No malolactic fermentation was pursued.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/31/2009

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Estate bottled single vineyard Cabernet from Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 2008 New World Winery of the Year. The Apalta Vineyard is the gem of the estate in Chile's Colchagua Valley, with deeply rooted grapevines up to 60 years old. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot slowly macerated over four weeks then aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 75% new. An Editor's Choice, WE scored it 91 points saying "As always, this wine exhibits power and intensity, with leather, earth and beefy dark fruit making for an alluring bouquet. Round and ripe in the mouth, with big-time cherry and chocolate accents. A wine with true star power, and the lasting notes of smoke and charcoal are the real deal."


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
10/18/2012

The winery is 100% gravity-fed spanning six levels. This rare vertical design allows the wine to flow naturally downward during every stage of the production, avoiding the need to pump, which can adversely affect the subtle flavours of the wine.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

Chunky Cab, with dark raspberry and blackberry fruit pushed by firm cocoa and toast notes. More dark, bacony toast on the finish. Solid, if a bit square in the end.


External Review
09/15/2009

Dense and solid, this is top-flight Chilean Merlot without any hints of green to drag it down. The nose deals polished oak and bright berry aromas; the palate offers a peerfect feel and impressive plum,berry,chocolate and vanilla flavors. Properly tannic and balanced.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2011 05/02/2010

A perennial Best Buy Cab. The nose is smoky and rock-solid, with clean berry fruit and muscle. The palate is lively and secure, with balance, firm tannins, proper acidity and a tasty mix of cocoa, herbs and berry fruit. Finishes on the spot.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

The concentrated boysenberry and wild plum flavors are accented by notes of white pepper. Offers bracing acidity, with juicy accents of raspberry preserves on the crisp finish. Drink now.


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Color: Intense purple color. Nose: Expressive nose full of fresh red fruit aromas such as plum and cherries. Palate: Fresh attack and a medium body. Finishing with very juicy tannins. Service and Food Pairing: Serve at 16°C (60°F). The ideal companion for pastas with red sauces, marinated pork and grilled red meat well seasoned.

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