2010 Los Carneros Chardonnay
California: Carneros - Los Carneros (Sonoma)
Pedal to the Medal
It is with great glee that we present to you today’s 2010 Laurier Los Carneros Chardonnay. This wonderful, budget-friendly wine is a real gem.
Lightweight on entry and then fast across the palate, this approachable, flexible and easy-drinking wine is a terrific summertime refresher.
We enjoyed our sample bottles with food and without. We tried the wine fresh out of the chiller - and then slightly warmed. Icy cold, the wine is ultra refreshing. We even added a few berries. For a more elegant experience, allow the wine to warm up just a bit. As it warms, it softens, giving the wine a more round and more full overall mouthfeel.
- GOLD MEDAL
- Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition 2012
- SILVER MEDAL
- 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Pretty glinting gold with perfectly even coloration from heart to edge.
This fresh wine leads with Granny Smith apple peel, lemon zest, wet river rock, oyster shell, subtle gardenia and a touch of subtle butterscotch.
Lemon curd, lime flower, white rose petal, apricot, young pear, pomello, quince and white minerals.
Very clean and long lingering with great mid-palate acidity.
Mussels in a lemongrass and saffron broth would be an amazing pairing. Add a single Thai chili for a little bit of heat. This Chardonnay would cut right through it.
What the Winery Says
LAURIER VINEYARDS 2010 CHARDONNAY LOS CARNEROS
- WINEMAKER NOTES
- A rich combination of apple and fig flavors is joined with vanilla and creamy butter. The finish is full, round, and soft.
- FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
- Creamy bisques, lobster thermidor, and crispy fried chicken are scrumptious companions for this full-bodied wine.
Appellation: Los Carneros T.A.: 5.96 g/L
Alcohol: 12.5% pH: 3.44
Glucose/Fructose: 2.83 g/L Winemaker: Bob Stashak
Oak Aged: American, 6 Months - 3% barrel fermented
Release Date: May 2012
Blend: 4% Symphony
About the Winery
Originally a small production winery in Forestville, CA, Russian River Appellation, Laurier Vineyards is now part of a larger company that produces excellent wines at value prices.