Saintsbury Chardonnay Carneros Unfiltered 2008

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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. ...

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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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065197,725
3.50 5
06/20/2010

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


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Snooth User: EMark
8478045,245
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/11/2013

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.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/24/2013

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


Snooth User: natasastra
111126730
2.50 5
08/09/2012

Citrus zest, pear and vanilla


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/06/2010

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


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/18/2009

Crisp with just the perfect amount of oak. Very nice and mineral with a real lemony finish (striking acidity) - a very fresh California chardonnay.


Snooth User: hudacjp
42654333
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/22/2010

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

External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/16/2012

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2010 Saintsbury Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2010 10/27/2012

2010 Saintsbury Chardonnay - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Carneros - Chardonnay - 750 ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


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Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

This wine is fermented in French oak barrels and aged sur lie for about eight months. Usually twenty to thirty percent of these barrels are new; the balance have been used once and twice before. During the aging process, the barrels are stirred (batonnâge) to increase yeast contact for added richness. The wine also completes malolactic fermentation in the barrel, which adds roundness to the mouthfeel and complexity to the aroma. Finally, our Carneros Chardonnay has been bottled without filtration since 1993 when, after experimentation, we concluded that unfiltered Chardonnay delivers a more vibrant fruit character and a richer mouthfeel. We are now bottling this Chardonnay with a screwcap-no corkscrew/wine key required-just your bare hands for easy access. - Winery ** Only 12 in Stock **


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

Saintsbury Chardonnay Carneros 2008 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/24/2014

This wine is fermented in French oak barrels and aged sur lie for about eight months. Usually twenty to thirty percent of these barrels are new; the balance have been used once and twice before. During the aging process, the barrels are stirred (batonnâge) to increase yeast contact for added richness. The wine also completes malolactic fermentation in the barrel, which adds roundness to the mouthfeel and complexity to the aroma. Finally, our Carneros Chardonnay has been bottled without filtration since 1993 when, after experimentation, we concluded that unfiltered Chardonnay delivers a more vibrant fruit character and a richer mouthfeel. We are now bottling this Chardonnay with a screwcap-no corkscrew/wine key required-just your bare hands for easy access. - Winery ** Only 5 in Stock **


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


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3.50 5
2010 11/04/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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