External Reviews for Grayson Cellars Chardonnay Dry Creek Valley
Simple and straightforward, offering the slightly sweet pineapple, pear, buttered toast and caramel flavors that so many Chardonnay drinkers want, at a good price.
A top-flight value in California Chardonnay, Grayson Cellarrsquo;s 2005 exhibits surprising character along with subtle notes of tropical fruit and orange blossoms. There is a hint of spice in this medium to full-bodied, fruity, pure, clean, refreshing white. It should be flexible with an assortment of seafood dishes.
The 2005 Chardonnay offers aromas of poached pears and apricot jam in a medium-bodied, fruit-driven, tasty style. It is best consumed over the next 1ndash;2 years.
Almost too good to be true, there are nearly 15,000 cases of the 2009 Chardonnay Lot 2, which is a naked Chardonnay offering lots of crisp, elegant, unbuttered popcorn, tropical fruit, pear and citrus blossom characteristics. This medium-bodied white possesses surprising fruit intensity and overall balance. Fresh and pure, it is ideal for drinking over the next year. This is a remarkable operation producing relatively large quantities of wines that offer sensational value.
There are 15,000 cases of the 2008 Chardonnay, which is completely fermented and aged in stainless steel. Elegant honeysuckle, orange blossom, and tropical fruit aromas are followed by a nicely-textured, medium-bodied Chardonnay displaying outstanding purity, freshness, and overall equilibrium. Enjoy it over the next year.
Very bright and tangy in tangerine, lime and nectarine flavors, with bright acidity, this wine also boasts a firm, steely minerality.
The 9,000-case cuvee of 2007 Chardonnay exhibits elegant pear and lemon blossom characteristics, medium body, good acidity, a hint of wood, and an attractive finish. Drink it over the next several years.