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Macrostie Chardonnay 2015

Member Review by Nathan Ophardt:

Buttery, and crisp, at same time.

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MacRostie Winery & Vineyards:
MacRostie Winery and Vineyards is dedicated to producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Merlot from the finest Carneros and Sonoma Coast fruit. Featuring estate-grown bottlings from MacRostie's acclaimed Wildcat Mountain Vineyard, the winery also uses grapes from the top sustainably farmed vineyards in those appellations.

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Vintage: 2008 04/18/2012

Buttery, and crisp, at same time.


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Vintage: 2011 03/23/2013

Sonoma Coast, CaliforniaMacRostie Chardonnay is a white wine gem from the Sonoma Coast region north of San Francisco. MacRostie Winery and Vineyards was founded by winemaker Steve MacRostie in 1987. As an innovative winemaker pioneering a sophisticated style of Chardonnay, Steve dedicated himself to crafting wines embodying an authentic sense of place. MacRostie's Chardonnays were soon widely hailed for their unique balance of cool-climate structure and bright Carneros fruit. This vintage was sourced from several prime vineyards in southern Sonoma, where the Sonoma Coast meets Carneros, including the Sangiacomo, Champlin Creek, Hi Vista, and Rodgers Creek vineyards in addition to the winery's own Wildcat Mountain Estate Vineyard. The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed immediately after harvest. Most of the juice was then racked to French and Hungarian oak barrels for fermentation (20 percent new). To emphasize more delicate fruit and aromatic components in the final blend, a few lots were tank fermented and saw no oak. Once dry and finished with malolactic fermentation, the barrel-fermented lots were aged on the lees for six months for added complexity. MacRostie Chardonnay is a beautiful pale straw color with bright, creamy, lemon custard aromas, and a bit of floral vanilla. On the palate the wine is rich and round, revealing balanced layers of tropical pineapple and hints of key lime pie. The finish is both crisp and creamy, inviting another sip. Though already drinking beautifully, this wine will only gain in depth and texture with a few months in bottle.Enjoy MacRostie Chardonnay over the next 4-5 years with grilled swordfish, roast chicken, veal, grilled vegetables and cheeses.


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Vintage: 2010 04/18/2013

This affordable Chard is a wonderful food wine. It’s dry, brisk in acidity and clean, with nice varietal flavors of pineapples, oranges, pears and limes. Oak treatment adds a just right touch of vanilla and buttered toast, while brisk acidity makes it all bright and zesty. Easy to find, with 13,200 cases produced.


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Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

This affordable Chard is a wonderful food wine. Itandrsquo;s dry, brisk in acidity and clean, with nice varietal flavors of pineapples, oranges, pears and limes. Oak treatment adds a just right touch of vanilla and buttered toast, while brisk acidity makes it all bright and zesty. Easy to find, with 13,200 cases produced.


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Vintage: 2010 11/01/2012

Fresh, smooth, rich and full-bodied, this features honeydew melon, spice and ripe pear flavors that are creamy and easy-drinking. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2009 12/29/2011

Pale straw gold in color, with ripe pear and bright honeydew melon aromas, and just a touch of vanilla. In the mouth it is full and round, with baked apple, fresh pineapple, and hints of rich lemon pie. The long clean finish begs for another sip.


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Vintage: 2009 01/10/2012

In the glass, this nuanced Carneros Chardonnay is a beautiful pale gold,offering inviting aromatics reminiscent of baked custard and lemon oil. On the palate thewine reveals balanced layers of apple and tropical fruit, accented by a hint of enticing cinnamon spice. The finish is clean, crisp and refreshing, inviting another sip. Though already drinking beautifully, this wine will only gain depth and texture with a few months in bottle.


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Vintage: 2009 04/27/2012

Sonoma Coast, CaliforniaMacRostie Chardonnay is a white wine gem from the Sonoma Coast region north of San Francisco. MacRostie Winery and Vineyards was founded by winemaker Steve MacRostie in 1987. As an innovative winemaker pioneering a sophisticated style of Chardonnay, Steve dedicated himself to crafting wines embodying an authentic sense of place. MacRostie's Chardonnays were soon widely hailed for their unique balance of cool-climate structure and bright Carneros fruit. This vintage was sourced from several prime vineyards in southern Sonoma, where the Sonoma Coast meets Carneros, including the Sangiacomo, Champlin Creek, Hi Vista, and Rodgers Creek vineyards in addition to the winery's own Wildcat Mountain Estate Vineyard. The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed immediately after harvest. Most of the juice was then racked to French and Hungarian oak barrels for fermentation (20 percent new). To emphasize more delicate fruit and aromatic components in the final blend, a few lots were tank fermented and saw no oak. Once dry and finished with malolactic fermentation, the barrel-fermented lots were aged on the lees for six months for added complexity. This new 2009 release received a rating of 89 points from Wine Spectator!MacRostie Chardonnay is a beautiful pale straw color with bright, creamy, lemon custard aromas, and a bit of floral vanilla. On the palate the wine is rich and round, revealing balanced layers of tropical pineapple and hints of key lime pie. The finish is both crisp and creamy, inviting another sip. Though already drinking beautifully, this wine will only gain in depth and texture with a few months in bottle.Enjoy MacRostie Chardonnay over the next 4-5 years with grilled swordfish, roast chicken, veal, grilled vegetables and cheeses.


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