The Carneros Chardonnay is first and foremost about aromatics, and the techniques used are designed to retain the signature Carneros aromas of lemon-citrus and white blossom while accentuating the minerality and vivid, fresh fruit flavors of citrus and stone fruits in the wine. Partial barrel fermentation, malolactic and lees stirring crLemon curd and pear aromas follow through to full body, slightly oily texture but lots of intense dried lime and apple character. Bigger, denser style. Old Napa. Fun. Drink now.eate layers, imparting hints of cedar and honey and wrapping the flavors in a rich, generously-textured mouthfeel.
<b>JS 91</b> Lemon curd and pear aromas follow through to full body, slightly oily texture but lots of intense dried lime and apple character. Bigger, denser style. Old Napa. Fun. Drink now.- James Suckling
<b>WA 89</b> A good value in Chardonnay is Artesa’s 2014 Chardonnay Los Carneros. For $22.00, this is a steal. Notes of white peach, honeysuckle and some poached pear are all present in this medium-bodied, deliciously fruity, clean, pure wine. This is a super-sleeper of the vintage to drink over the next several years.- Robert Parker
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