Greg Norman Estates Chardonnay 2011

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"The Greg Norman Estates 2011 Chardonnay is pale lemon in color with a subtle green rim. Aromas of intense grapefruit, fresh nectarine and lemon zest jump from the glass. Subtle vanillin spice notes lead to a lively palate with flavors of pink grapefruit, blossom and mandarin peel. e wine has zesty, mouthwatering acidity and offers an incredible lengthy and tasty finish." -Winery

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Greg Norman Estates:
Greg's Wine Preferences I was first introduced to wine and the appreciation of a good bottle of wine back in the 70s when I started playing professional golf in Europe. I would frequently enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner and since I was playing a great deal of golf in France at the time, we favored French wine. While in Australia, I did try many Aussie wines, but they were not nearly as popul... Read more
Greg's Wine Preferences I was first introduced to wine and the appreciation of a good bottle of wine back in the 70s when I started playing professional golf in Europe. I would frequently enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner and since I was playing a great deal of golf in France at the time, we favored French wine. While in Australia, I did try many Aussie wines, but they were not nearly as popular as they are today. I drank Californian wine very infrequently, as I was not a regular in the States. Now, however, it seems all I drink are varietals from Australia or California, as I tend to enjoy their qualities better than wines from other countries. One of my favorite wines is the Australian Reserve Shiraz. It has such a deep, intense flavor, filled with tannins that are pronounced but not overbearing, and a hint of blueberry. Zinfandel is also a personal favorite, and the new Lake County Zinfandel has the spicy, red fruit character style that I particularly enjoy. Only after many years of experimenting with wines from all over the world have I come to understand the characteristics that I most enjoy. In my Chardonnays, I prefer a less dry, less heavy wine with more oak flavor to it. I find that most California and Australian Chardonnays possess this quality. For this reason, I wanted the style of my new Santa Barbara County Chardonnay to be alive with fruit flavors and pair well with many foods. Many people assume that I prefer Australian wine above all others, because that is where Greg Norman Estates originated, but it isn't true. For me it depends on the situation, menu choice and mood. I am more of a casual wine drinker, rather than an intense wine connoisseur, and therefore I drink whatever wine I have a desire for at that moment. Read less

Member Reviews for Greg Norman Estates Chardonnay

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Snooth User: coyster
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/10/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: ike spivey
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 05/10/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Greg Norman Estates Chardonnay

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 07/12/2011

Elegant, almost aristocratic, balancing its pear, citrus and cashew flavors on a lovely edge of acidity, which lets all echo nicely on the graceful finish. Drink now through 2004.


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Vintage: 2008 07/13/2010

The Greg Norman Estates 2008 Chardonnay is pale straw in color with a vibrant green hue. The nose is dominated by flinty mineral, spicy oak, white peach, toasted almonds, with hints of mandarin peel and jasmine. Creamy and round with a mineral, lemony acid profile, the wine is balanced delicately with spicy vanillin oak and fleshy stone-fruits.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 07/12/2011

The bouquet reveals figs and melon fruit, complexed by creamy and light butterscotch characters and well integrated nutmeg oak aromas. On the full-bodied, dry, rich palate, the intensely varietal Chardonnay flavors are well balanced by the supporting oak characters, and all held together in a rich, creamy texture. This creamy texture leads to a clean, long, very complex and rounded finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 07/12/2011

Polished, with a spicy edge to the pear and grapefruit flavors, lingering softly. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 07/12/2011

The Chardonnay Yarra Valley 1998 is not quite as spectacular as the Cabernet-Merlot. It's smooth texture and bright, profuse pear, floral and apricot flavors earned it an 88-point rating (or "very good").


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Bright and supple, refreshing in flavor and deftly balanced, with creamy pear, kiwifruit and buttercream flavors, lingering easily.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 07/12/2011

Smooth in texture and bright in flavor, offering pretty pear, floral and apricot flavors in profusion. Lingers nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2003.


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"The Greg Norman Estates 2011 Chardonnay is pale lemon in color with a subtle green rim. Aromas of intense grapefruit, fresh nectarine and lemon zest jump from the glass. Subtle vanillin spice notes lead to a lively palate with flavors of pink grapefruit, blossom and mandarin peel. e wine has zesty, mouthwatering acidity and offers an incredible lengthy and tasty finish." -Winery

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