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The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

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Wine Tasting Notes Rich blonde in color, this full-bodied Chardonnay displays vibrant vanilla, key lime, and citrus aromas. Smooth and fresh, with a touch of zest, there are nuances of pear and almond flavors intertwined with the classic California Chardonnay profile, and an edge of tangerine that gives this wine a unique slant. There is also a nice underpinning of limestone and minerality that provides structure, and a clean, toasty finish from the gentle six months that this wine was aged on French oak. Equally important is the sur lie aging that gives this Chardonnay its creamy mouthfeel without sacrificing freshness or its focused flavor.

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Don Sebastiani & Sons:
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eig... Read more
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eight million cases of wine a year. However, at that time, Don Sebastiani sold many of the assets and kept only the family brand and the Sonoma winery and vineyards. Though he stepped down as CEO and Chairman in 2000, that wasn’t the end for him. In 2001, he and his sons, Donny and August, founded Don Sebastiani and Sons, eventually growing production back up to two million cases annually. Today, Greg Kitchens and Michelle McClendon, winemakers for Don Sebastiani and Sons, strive to produce high-end wine at affordable prices. They don’t just source grapes from California - they’ve also formed partnerships to create Australian and Chilean blends, further expanding the company’s reach and complexity. Read less

Editorial Reviews for The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,724
2.00 5
10/20/2009

Intensely concentrated quince jam, old papaya, vanilla and bitter orange makes for an unusual and not entirely appealing nose. On the palate this lacks acid and is rather shapeless with modest fruit flavors and even the oak seems very retrained. Not corked since it’s finished with a plastic cork. No finish. Except for some grating wood tannin. An innocuous wine at best. 83pts


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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
06/30/2009

Very good value on this Chardonnay from Clarksburg. Buttery apple aromas lead to apple, citrus, and mild, toasted oak flavors. Though buttery and rich in the mouth, this wine does have nice balance and if you like this style of Chard you could do a lot worse for the price ($13)


3.50 5
10/16/2009

Light oak, apple, acorn and syrup nose. Savory and sweet, vanilla and apples, almost overpowering oak with a wooded aftertaste. Good wine, would be great with a creamy soft cheese.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
10/16/2009

Intense aromas of buttered popcorn, vanilla and golden bruised fruit. On the palate - fairly high in acidity, with flavors of spiced candied apples, luscious vanilla and a little bit of tannin on the finish due to the oak. Decent for it's value.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
11/24/2009

A very interesting Chard. Half light and crisp type, and half nutty caramel toasted type. The nose is citrusy and light with an almost minty quality, and in the mouth it's crisp and nutty with a light malty caramel finish. It's also got a tiny bit of black licorice which is surprising but works well. Pretty good, especially for the price.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
10/16/2009

Peaches and melons on the nose, along with some of the oak. In the mouth the wine offers green apples, pineapple and apricots. Good acidity and a nice rich mouthfeel. Has a short citrus finish and some sharp tannins which lowered my score. Good for $13 though.


Snooth User: rojoloco
14241630
0.00 5
09/03/2009

three glasses. Burgundian flavors. More slate and fruit than acid. Nice balance. Got in a Virginia restaurant by the glass and was pleasantly surprised.


Snooth User: rojoloco
14241630
0.00 5
09/03/2009

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Wine Tasting Notes Rich blonde in color, this full-bodied Chardonnay displays vibrant vanilla, key lime, and citrus aromas. Smooth and fresh, with a touch of zest, there are nuances of pear and almond flavors intertwined with the classic California Chardonnay profile, and an edge of tangerine that gives this wine a unique slant. There is also a nice underpinning of limestone and minerality that provides structure, and a clean, toasty finish from the gentle six months that this wine was aged on French oak. Equally important is the sur lie aging that gives this Chardonnay its creamy mouthfeel without sacrificing freshness or its focused flavor.

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