Schug Carneros Estate

2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Chardonnay

California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast

Offer Expired:Feb 01, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$25.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Good King Carneros

Today’s Schug Carneros Estate 2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a fresh, delicious and exceptional 90 point Chardonnay - at a no-brainer price. Winery founder Walter Schug is the godfather of American Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Walter discovered the Sonoma Coast and Carneros regions when working for Joseph Phelps, decades ago.

On the nose, bright mixed citrus leads the aromatic way. This is followed by lychee, lemon curd, subtle vanilla, lemongrass and a hint of subtle sweet spice.

Soft and elegant on entry, then softly grippy as fine tannins take hold. Flavors of Meyer lemon, lemon curd, lychee, white peach, dried apricot, lemongrass, subtle cream, and subtle white pepper pervade the palate.

If you love great Chardonnay, today’s delicious - and very highly recommended - Sonoma Coast Chardonnay really delivers!

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What the Wine Press has to say:

“Wet stone and a chalky underbelly of crisp, clean and low-oaked fruit entices in this food-friendly wine, elegant in lemon, lime and green apple. Juicy and well rounded, it’s an easily enjoyable wine at a fair price that will please a range of palates.” - 90 points - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Perfect clarity through light golden yellow hues. Tall legs stick high up on the glass wall before moving slowly downward.

Smell:

Mixed citrus, lychee, lemon curd, subtle vanilla, lemongrass and a hint of subtle sweet spice.

Taste:

Meyer lemon, lemon curd, lychee, white peach, dried apricot, lemongrass, subtle cream, and subtle white pepper.

Finish:

Very dynamic. Starts elegant, gets softly grippy and then gets soft again, with citrus fruit lingering for a long time.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with Thai food, seafood or a roasted chicken.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Michael Cox
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vinryards
46% Stage Gulch
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28% Smith
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16% Schug Estate
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10% Ricci
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Abv
14.1%
Residual sugar
23.8 Brix
TA
0.66 g/L
pH
3.47
Harvest Date
September 3rd through October 3rd, 2013
Fermentation
25% neutral oak cask
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75% cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks
Aging
5 months sur lie in 132 gallon neutral oak puncheons
Production
7,031 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 01, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$25.00
Avg. Price
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