Sequoia Grove Chardonnay Carneros 2009
There’s most definitely something special about life in the Grove. Is it the towering Sequoia trees that define the estate and inspired the name? Is it the atmosphere of unassuming sophistication? Is it our unique combination of award-winning wines (led by our signature Cabernet) created with an artisan spirit? It’s all of the above—and more. And it’s right here, waiting to be discovered.
Nice nose on this wine! Tangerine, peach and buttery tones with a hint of crisp minerality. Light hints of pineapple and tropical fruits. Wonderful entry with a luxurious texture, rich, round fruit and great balance. Truly a great chard. Crispness plays nicely against the creamy fruit flavors. Apricot, peach, nectarine, slight mango and roasted pineapple. Juicy and bright with just the right amount of oak. Lingers wonderfully on a long finish. Great wine! 94 pts. 3/14/13