The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Chardonnay 2007
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.
Editorial Reviews for The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Chardonnay
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
three glasses. Burgundian flavors. More slate and fruit than acid. Nice balance. Got in a Virginia restaurant by the glass and was pleasantly surprised.
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