Sonoma Coast Vineyards Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2010

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"Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. There is no scarcity of caramelly oak to be found here nor is the wine entirely dry

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Sonoma Coast Vineyards:
Sonoma Coast Vineyards produces handcrafted wines exclusively from the Sonoma Coast appellation - wines of exceptional quality and character that will be recognized as the highest representation of excellence. Focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with a small production of cold climate Syrah, Sonoma Coast Vineyards makes wines that embody the qualities and character that have shown the Sonoma... Read more
Sonoma Coast Vineyards produces handcrafted wines exclusively from the Sonoma Coast appellation - wines of exceptional quality and character that will be recognized as the highest representation of excellence. Focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with a small production of cold climate Syrah, Sonoma Coast Vineyards makes wines that embody the qualities and character that have shown the Sonoma Coast appellation to be one of the great growing regions of the world for these varietals. Growing grapes in the dramatically cool western reaches of Sonoma County is complex and demanding - but truly worth the risk. The resulting fruit produces wines that are elegant and intensely structured. Wine writer Robert Parker identifies the Sonoma Coast appellation as "where world class Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are being made that are every bit as complex and complete as the greatest wines of France." (Savor Wine Country Magazine, Fall 2002) Under the direction of winemaker Anthony Austin, Sonoma Coast Vineyards wines display elegance, harmony, and balance. The 2002 vintage represented Anthony's 32nd harvest. Having studied under and assisted famed winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, Anthony went on to become the founding winemaker at Firestone Vineyards. During his ten years at Firestone Vineyards, he helped to elevate the Santa Barbara region and Firestone Vineyards to new heights. Anthony's Austin Cellars wines won broad international acclaim and remain highly sought after collectibles. Anthony brings his vast knowledge and experience to Sonoma Coast Vineyards' mission of producing exceptional wines from the renowned Sonoma Coast appellation. By carefully selecting the vineyards and working closely with each grower, Anthony obtains ripe, balanced fruit from these climate-challenged vineyards. His love for his craft, and the character of the appellation, is reflected in every glass of wine he produces. Read less

External Reviews for Sonoma Coast Vineyards Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

Vintage: 2008 07/05/2011

"Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. There is no scarcity of caramelly oak to be found here nor is the wine entirely dry


Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. There is no scarcity of caramelly oak to be found here nor is the wine entirely dry, but despite its deep bow to sweetness, this one remains nicely fixed on fundamental Chardonnay fruit. It is, however, fairly frontal and it pulls up just a bit short at the finish. It holds nothing back at this point, and we suspect that it is a wine that will be best enjoyed while still in its energetic youth.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Having a bit of residual is no unpardonable sin, but those who believe so may quibble here since the wine backs up its juicy and generous fruit with a palpable touch of evident sweetness. It also exhibits good depth and lots of complexing oak spice, and it is supported by adequate acidity. Like its cellarmate, it is all about now, and we would tag it for drinking within the next year or two.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


Vintage: 2008 07/05/2011

"Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Having a bit of residual is no unpardonable sin


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/30/2010

Sonoma Coast Vineyards Chardonnay 2006 and all other premium wine from Sonoma Coast Vineyards available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from Hungary and all over the world.



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