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Joseph Carr Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Dijon Clone 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

With this Chardonnay, I chose estate vineyards as grape sources and make the wine in a traditional full blown French style, We use 100% French barrel selections and separated lots by their individual Dijon Clones. The wine was barrel fermented and aged sur lie (on the yeast) with full malolactic fermentation. This has allowed us to produce a balanced luscious chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast region.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Carneros

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Winery: Joseph Carr
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Joseph Carr:
Joseph Carr wines are produced at Larson Family Vineyards in Carneros, bordering both Napa and Sonoma counties. A beautiful property built over a hundred years ago by Tom Larson's grandfather; it is here where we crush, barrel ferment, blend, and age our wines. Tom owns over a hundred acres of vines in Northern California, as well as managing 500 hundred acres of some of the finest boutique vin... Read more
Joseph Carr wines are produced at Larson Family Vineyards in Carneros, bordering both Napa and Sonoma counties. A beautiful property built over a hundred years ago by Tom Larson's grandfather; it is here where we crush, barrel ferment, blend, and age our wines. Tom owns over a hundred acres of vines in Northern California, as well as managing 500 hundred acres of some of the finest boutique vineyards in the valley. It is a place where we can be creative, laugh a lot, and work together to produce handcrafted wines, unhurried, in a state of the art facility. Read less

Member Reviews for Joseph Carr Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Dijon Clone

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Snooth User: SethMcGuire
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5.00 5
03/03/2011

This is my favorite Chardonnay! It continues to develop as it rolls in your mouth and pairs so well with food


Snooth User: danceforme
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3.00 5
03/22/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Joseph Carr Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Dijon Clone

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

Joseph Carr Dijon Clone Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2008 750ML


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/28/2012

In 2009 Joseph Carr chose to take a different direction with Chardonnay production, choosing estate vineyards in the Sonoma Coast as the grape source and migrating to a traditional full blown French style. He used 100% French barrel selections and separated lots by their individual Dijon clones. Clones 75, 76, 95, 96 were used in the selection of grapes for this blend The wine was barrel fermented and aged sur lie with full malolactic fermentation. This has led to a balanced but luscious style of Chardonnay. Wine Enthusiast magazine scored it 94 points saying "Vintner Carr follows up on his great 2008 Reserve with this delicious bottling. It’s easy, in California, to get fruit this ripe and tropical, and easy to plaster on lots of new oak. What’s hard is to make it all work. This wine does, offering waves of Chardonnay opulence. And look at that price. It may have a touch of botrytis, but that’s in its favor." Limited!


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/16/2012

This Chardonnay has bright aromas of apple, pear, vanilla, and butter. The fresh citrus and tropical fruit flavors blend smoothly with the creamy butter, vanilla, and toasty flavors of barrel fermentation. Aged on the lees in new French oak for 8 months imparted the oaky smoky vanilla flavors. - Winery ** Only 7 in Stock **



Tasting Notes:

This Chardonnay has bright aromas of apple, pear, vanilla and butter. The fresh citrus and tropical fruit flavors blend smoothly with the creamy butter, vanilla, and toasty flavors of barrel fermentation. Aged on the lees in new French oak for 8 months imparts the oaky smoke and vanilla flavors.

With this Chardonnay, I chose estate vineyards as grape sources and make the wine in a traditional full blown French style, We use 100% French barrel selections and separated lots by their individual Dijon Clones. The wine was barrel fermented and aged sur lie (on the yeast) with full malolactic fermentation. This has allowed us to produce a balanced luscious chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast region.

1,200 cases produced.

Closure: Stelvin

Notes: the wine was aged sur lees for 8 months with 100% new French oak; 100% malolactic fermentation.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.9% pH: 3.50
Total Acidity: 0.60 grams per liter

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