Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Cuvee Alexander Atalayas Vineyard Casablanca Valley 2009

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Wine Tasting Notes Clean and bright yellow with lime hints. Expressive and clean notes of the Casablanca Origin. Arom...

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Dark purple color, right up to the rim. Blackberry, plum, white pepper, and vanilla on the nose. Similar notes on the palate with plum, licorice, s... Read more

bold creamy rasberry fruit, awesome complexity of flavors, loaded with berry fruits Read more

layers of raspberry and blackberry fruit, some bosenberry too, red spices with cinnamon touches, really nice! Read more

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User Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Cuvee Alexander Atalayas Vineyard Casablanca Valley

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Snooth User: Matthijs Visser
10684259,767
4.00 5
04/21/2012

Dark purple color, right up to the rim. Blackberry, plum, white pepper, and vanilla on the nose. Similar notes on the palate with plum, licorice, smoke, and cracked pepper flavors. Soft tannins and medium acidity. Medium body but medium+ intensity. High, but well integrated alcohol (15%).


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.50 5
06/15/2011

bold creamy rasberry fruit, awesome complexity of flavors, loaded with berry fruits


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.50 5
06/15/2011

layers of raspberry and blackberry fruit, some bosenberry too, red spices with cinnamon touches, really nice!


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
09/11/2012

This is a really solid bottle for $15. Lots of cherry, blackberry notes, and spice. Good balance and a creamy mouth feel. I am excited to find a bottle this good at this price point.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.50 5
02/02/2013

Lovely dusty nose of dark berry fruit with hints of nutmeg, wet stone, tar and black pepper. Big minerality among the cassis, currant and black/blueberry fruit. On the palate it's richly textured, full bodied and lush. Marked minerality on the palate with roasty notes and dark berry fruit. Tight acid and tannin yet so this should get better with another couple of years in the bottle. Great structure and this would do well with food. Sweeter berry notes on the lengthy but dry finish. 91 pts.


Snooth User: connie7899
43922847
1.50 5
03/24/2013

No staying power in fridge. Over oaked.


Snooth User: nventure
283212621
3.00 5
03/25/2011

3.25


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External Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Cuvee Alexander Atalayas Vineyard Casablanca Valley

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This is ripe and moderately toasty white, exhibiting flavors of creamy fig, pear and brioche, followed by a lush finish that shows a lingering note of hazelnut. Drink now.


External Review
11/30/2012

This is a ripe and moderately toasty white, exhibiting flavors of creamy fig, pear and brioche, followed by a lush finish that shows a lingering note of hazelnut. Drink now. 10,638 cases made.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Light gold. Exotic aromas of smoked meat, poached pear, yellow plum and oak spices. Weighty but precise on the palate, offering lively citrus and pit fruit flavors and a jolt of candied licorice. The oak spice repeats on the finish, which is broad and gently sweet.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

In a bold, toasty style, with notes of nutmeg, pie crust and pear tartine, but has the acidity to pull it off. Good job.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This has solid concentration to the pear, fig and spice notes, with restrained toast carrying the lengthy finish. Has the fruit to win over most folks, and the nuance to hold them. Drink now through 2003.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

As Chilean Chardonnays go, this single-vineyard bottling from Lapostolle is smooth and toasty, with plenty of vanilla, smoke and tropical fruit aromas. The vintage was a good one, and thatrsquo;s reflected in the winersquo;s body, which is hefty and broad but nicely balanced by freshening acids. If you like vanilla and toast accenting ripe New World flavors, this is for you.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

This is a ripe and moderately toasty white, exhibiting flavors of creamy fig, pear and brioche, followed by a lush finish that shows a lingering note of hazelnut. Drink now. 10,638 cases made. -JM


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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes Clean and bright yellow with lime hints. Expressive and clean notes of the Casablanca Origin. Aromas of tropical fruit: papaya, mango, licci and also apricots. Notes of citrus like mandarin and lime. Very pleasant, fresh acidity in an appealing balance with subtle sweet spices of the oak finishing towards a long and lasting round palate.

Wine Tasting Notes Clean and bright yellow with lime hints. Expressive and clean notes of the Casablanca Origin. Aromas of tropical fruit: papaya, mango, licci and also apricots. Notes of citrus like mandarin and lime. Very pleasant, fresh acidity in an appealing balance with subtle sweet spices of the oak finishing towards a long and lasting round palate.

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