Wine Review

Color:  White

Type:  Table

Maturity:  Ready

Appellation:  Russian River Valley
Country:  United States

State:  California

County:  Sonoma

Region:  North Coast (CA)
Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery  Unoaked  Chardonnay Mike Taylor Excellent  2005  $17.00
Seems like the unoaked Chardonnay is finding many friends these days. Having been a fan of the unoaked versions from down under the last few years, I am happy to see some select California producers taking note and releasing their own unoaked Chardonnays.

Sebastiani's 2005 has a clear light greeny straw color. The nose is all about fruit, with nice citrus notes of lemon, pear and apple. Like flavors are found in an ample body that has a rich consistency. Refreshing acidity and a lingering finish make this release a nice expression of Chardonnay fruit.
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Date added: October 02, 2006
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74

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