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Zd Wines Chardonnay California 2009

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ZD Wines:
Producing world-class wines was the vision of two former aerospace engineers who in pursuit of their dream launched ZD Wines. The plan was to produce wines similar to those from the renowned Burgundy region of France using the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay winegrape varieties. In 1968, Norman deLeuze and Gino Zepponi pooled their resources of $3,000 apiece and applied for a winery permit. At that t... Read more
Producing world-class wines was the vision of two former aerospace engineers who in pursuit of their dream launched ZD Wines. The plan was to produce wines similar to those from the renowned Burgundy region of France using the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay winegrape varieties. In 1968, Norman deLeuze and Gino Zepponi pooled their resources of $3,000 apiece and applied for a winery permit. At that time, there had not been a winery permit issued in Sonoma County for nearly 20 years. The permit was issued in 1969. Norman and Gino rented a small farm building in the Carneros region of Sonoma County. They purchased winegrapes, some 50-gallon oak barrels and a redwood vat. Three hundred cases of Pinot Noir and a small amount of White Riesling represented ZD's first commercial vintage in 1969. The grapes were purchased from the Winery Lake Vineyard, which had been planted a few years earlier by René di Rosa. ZD's 1969 Pinot Noir carries the historical significance of being the first wine to have a Carneros designation on the label. It states, "Made in Sonoma from grapes grown in the Carneros region of Napa." The Chardonnay winegrapes from Winery Lake Vineyard were not in production until 1971, which is the first vintage of ZD Chardonnay. Read less

Member Reviews for Zd Wines Chardonnay California

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Snooth User: smiles813
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04/12/2012

$24.99


Snooth User: chetzel
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5.00 5
11/09/2011

This is the best Chardonnay I've had! I love it!


Snooth User: chevre4evre
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4.00 5
07/10/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Zd Wines Chardonnay California

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

The fruit stars in this tasty Chardonnay. Pineapples, pears, mangoes, green apples and key lime pie dance on the palate. A touch of oak adds vanilla cream and buttered toast.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Offers a mix of peachy tangerine and nectarine flavors that are medium-bodied, clean and vibrant, ending with scents of green apple and nutmeg. Drink now.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
12/26/2010

A gorgeous Napa Chardonnay that's aged in lightly toasted American oak barrels. This gives this hints of sweet vanilla and butter.


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
12/07/2012

Bright, forward aromas ofpineapple, apricot, and pear are complemented by subtle hints oforange blossom, honey, caramel and sweet vanilla. The palate is fullbodied and lush with a core of bright tropical fruits that integrateswonderfully with the



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