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In spite of its ubiquity, of all the noble grapes, Chardonnay is among the best at reflecting its terroir of origin. ...Read more...
Lemony fruit and lightly buttery, toasty oak greet the nose. On entry this shows big acids that offer up a great spine on which to drape the light... Read more
Lots of lemony citrus on the nose. Incredibly refreshing on the palate. Again, lots of lemon citrus acid. No sign of butter or vanilla from oak ... Read more
Nose of citrus blossom and a whiff of honey. Attractive and fresh style that is crisp and nice. Great flavor and good acid profile. No noticeabl... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Saintsbury Chardonnay Carneros Unfiltered
Lemony fruit and lightly buttery, toasty oak greet the nose. On entry this shows big acids that offer up a great spine on which to drape the lightly buttery, creamy citrus, peach, and pear fruits. The wine is spiced yet fresh with a nice middle of the road style and weight. It finishes a bit short and with a bit of sticky wood on the finale but is a fine, typical Chardonnay. Its roundness might make it work well with moderately spicy south American dishes. Find some fish tacos! 87pts
Lots of lemony citrus on the nose. Incredibly refreshing on the palate. Again, lots of lemon citrus acid. No sign of butter or vanilla from oak or ML. Excellent summer sipping wine, but also a good match for tonight's grilled Ahi Tuna with Citrus/Shallot sauce. US$15.36 at Total Wine.
Nose of citrus blossom and a whiff of honey. Attractive and fresh style that is crisp and nice. Great flavor and good acid profile. No noticeable oak on the palate to me. Nice! 91 pts. 1/19/13
Citrus zest, pear and vanilla
Caramel apple and vanilla sorbet on the nose. Crushed vanilla bean flavors. Nice acidic attack, with a hint of mustiness, not unpleasant. Malolactic fermentation giving the wine red apple flavors. Buttery finish
Crisp with just the perfect amount of oak. Very nice and mineral with a real lemony finish (striking acidity) - a very fresh California chardonnay.
very nice bright chard, long finish, mild effervescence up front...great for the price, my new go to chard
External Reviews for Saintsbury Chardonnay Carneros Unfiltered
2010 Saintsbury Chardonnay - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Carneros - Chardonnay - 750 ml
An elegant, restrained style that offers ripe, rich, complex flavors focused in a tight beam centered around green pear, mineral, citrus and spicy notes. Light oak folds in nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2008.
Well focused, with a snappy edge to the peach, pear and apple flavors. Clean and refreshing, it drinks well now through 2000.
Pale yellow. Nectarine, pear and a trace of leesy complexity on the nose and palate. Supple but subtle and laid-back; offers good energy but limited concentration and personality today. A light oak spice component adds interest on the moderately long finish.
Unfiltered since the 1993 vintage, the Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay has had none of the richness or lush fruit stripped from it. Incredibly toasty, with heady vanilla and oak notes on the nose. Thick and smooth on the palate, with generous amounts of butter and caramel, highlighted with dollops of bananas and cream. Quite a lengthy finish mdash; an excellent buy at this price.
In spite of its ubiquity, of all the noble grapes, Chardonnay is among the best at reflecting its terroir of origin. So it’s vital to grow this variety in a location that will deliver grapes capable of conversion into a wine that displays the real elegance and luxury Chardonnay can offer. The Carneros region is one such region. Nearly 3000 acres of Chardonnay are planted in these bay-cooled, shallow soils. This is a restrained style of California Chardonnay, with apple and citrus fruit backed up with the slightest hint of barrel-derived spice. Quite firm and structured on the palate, made in an elegant, food-friendly style.
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