Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
ProducerSebastiani Vineyards & Winery  Wine NameUnoaked  VarietalChardonnay  ReviewerMike Taylor  RatingExcellent  Vintage2005  Cost$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.
Color Type Maturity Appellation Country State County Region
ColorWhite  TypeTable  MaturityReady  AppellationRussian River Valley  CountryUnited States  StateCalifornia  CountySonoma  RegionNorth Coast (CA) 
Date added: October 02, 2006
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74