Schug Chardonnay Carneros Heritage Reserve 2005

MSRP: $40.00
3.4972727272727 5 0.5
Add
1 review
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Winemaker's Notes:

Our "Heritage Reserve" Chardonnay features separately vinified blocks of our Estate vineyard, blended for maximum com...

Read more...
  • W&S: 92

    Wine & Spirits Magazine Score

    92

    Close
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close

Schug’s Heritage Reserve wines were developed to showcase the “best barrels of the vintage.” They blend only the “most complex fruit” from individu... Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

User Reviews for Schug Chardonnay Carneros Heritage Reserve

External Reviews for Schug Chardonnay Carneros Heritage Reserve

External Review
Source: Appellation America
04/08/2011

Schug’s Heritage Reserve wines were developed to showcase the “best barrels of the vintage.” They blend only the “most complex fruit” from individually selected vineyards, claiming that each personally selected component contributes a signature quality to the blend. After hearing these bold statements, expectations were quite lofty for the 2005 Schug Heritage Reserve Chardonnay ; and every one of those expectations were pleasantly met! This is a true Reserve wine- showing class, nuance and beautiful balance. The quintessential dinner party wine, it will wow your guests on its own but step aside to brilliantly complement your food. It opens with an enticing nose of fresh stone fruit, pear and lemon all complemented by an underlying toastiness. Don’t worry however, if you are not the oaked Chardonnay type, the oak on the nose is as aggressive as it gets. As soon as the wine hits your palate you are delighted with zesty citrus, pineapple and crisp green apple. Dazzling, “complex” Carneros fruit is the backbone of this chardonnay. The balance is so well done, like us, you may finish the bottle before you come up with your own tasting notes!


Winemaker's Notes:

Our "Heritage Reserve" Chardonnay features separately vinified blocks of our Estate vineyard, blended for maximum complexity. Each block contributes a unique clonal and microclimate signature to the blend. The resulting wine shows intense fruit aromas of ripe pear and orange liqueur, complemented by toasty oak. Complex pear, apple and citrus flavors give way to a full-bodied texture and a long finish.

Our "Heritage Reserve" Chardonnay features separately vinified blocks of our Estate vineyard, blended for maximum complexity. Each block contributes a unique clonal and microclimate signature to the blend. The resulting wine shows intense fruit aromas of ripe pear and orange liqueur, complemented by toasty oak. Complex pear, apple and citrus flavors give way to a full-bodied texture and a long finish.

Photos for All Vintages

+ Add Image

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 0.68 grams per liter

Best Wine Deals

  • $24.17
    27%off
    Oliverhill Winery Shiraz Mclaren Vale Jimmy Section
    Oliverhill Winery Shiraz Mclaren Vale Jimmy Section 2006
  • $31.99
    21%off
    Iron Horse Vineyards White Blend Alexander Valley Cuvée R T Bar T Vineyard
    Iron Horse Vineyards White Blend Alexander Valley Cuvée R T Bar T Vineyard 2003
See More Deals »

Chardonnay Top Lists








Snooth Media Network