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Hagafen Chardonnay Oak Knoll 2008

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Light sunflower hue and green apple, guava, and kiwi bouquet. Flavors of integrated bright apple, apricot, and pineapple, with a kiss of toasty oak. With 100% malo-lactic fermentation yet light on the palette, this long-finishing, solidly structured Chardonnay will work wonderfully with a range of fish and lighter game dishes. 840 cases produced.

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Hagafen Cellars:
HaGafen Cellars is located in the Napa Valley, in the heart of California's premier wine grape region. Less than a mile south of the famed Stags leap District and twenty yards from the Oak Knoll District--Napa's newest and most exciting of American Viticultural Areas--our well-drained soil is ideal for the growth and production of ripe and rich, intensely fruity small lot estate bottled wines. ... Read more
HaGafen Cellars is located in the Napa Valley, in the heart of California's premier wine grape region. Less than a mile south of the famed Stags leap District and twenty yards from the Oak Knoll District--Napa's newest and most exciting of American Viticultural Areas--our well-drained soil is ideal for the growth and production of ripe and rich, intensely fruity small lot estate bottled wines. Owned and operated by Irit and Ernie Weir, the winery was founded in 1979, and the first commercially released vintage was harvested in 1980. In the ensuing years, we have grown from a small partnership producing wine with grapes from Winery Lake Vineyard, then owned by Rene DiRosa, to a well-established wine company whose wines are distributed throughout North America and overseas. Since 1980 our wines have been served on numerous occasions at the White House to visiting foreign dignitaries. The cornerstone of our lives are the Silverado Trail winery and tasting room and our two estate vineyards in the eastern benchland of the Napa Valley. Ernie's daily involvement in the two sides of wine production, grape growing and winemaking, ensures the superb quality of our wines. "Fine wine starts in the vineyard with careful vineyard management," says Weir. "I strive to take maximum advantage of the Napa Valley's natural geology and climate to produce the best wine varietals. I interfere as little as possible with the soil, creating a balance that minimizes the chemical and erosion impact by using modern farming techniques while maintaining the age-old wisdom of balance and the traditional values of conservation and land stewardship. Once harvest is completed, I undertake the second part of my job, winemaking. This presents an interesting challenge every time since each year the growing season and harvest are unique and different. I never seek to change what Nature has provided. My goal is to showcase the best that our land has produced." We look forward to meeting you here in Napa at our winery and tasting room on the Silverado Trail. Family, Tradition, Excellence: Think Hagafen! Read less

Member Reviews for Hagafen Chardonnay Oak Knoll

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.50 5
05/09/2010

Crisp nose. Guava and stony fruits. Odd hints of pickle juice. Abrasively acidic. - Tasted at winery 4/22/10


External Reviews for Hagafen Chardonnay Oak Knoll

07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Geared a little more to peaches than classic varietal apples and a bit soft on the palate


11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Geared a little more to peaches than classic varietal apples and a bit soft on the palate, this bottling might win a few fans for its comparatively plush feel, but it strikes us as just a bit dull and low on stamina for a wine of its age, and we would not hold on to it for very long.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Hagafen Cellars Chardonnay 2008 and all other wine from Hagafen Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



Light sunflower hue and green apple, guava, and kiwi bouquet. Flavors of integrated bright apple, apricot, and pineapple, with a kiss of toasty oak. With 100% malo-lactic fermentation yet light on the palette, this long-finishing, solidly structured Chardonnay will work wonderfully with a range of fish and lighter game dishes. 840 cases produced.

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