Auteur Green Acres Vineyard Chardonnay Carneros, Sonoma, California, 2018 through Merchant of Wine's online store.

Auteur Green Acres Vineyard Chardonnay Carneros, Sonoma, California, 2018

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Overview of the Wine

"Beautifully crisp and bright oroblanco grapefruit, freshly-baked biscuits, orange marmalade and wet rocks, packed with white nectarine, lychee and honeysuckle with high notes of violet, flint, lemongrass all wrapped together in this elegantly restrained Chardonnay.

Deeply rooted in a transitional site of Sonoma between salt plains and metamorphic foothills, Green Acres is located in the coolest maritime valley of the Carneros. This site yields mineral-rich vibrancy and soaks up all that wonderful California sunshine making it one of our most popular and full-bodied Chardonnays."

  • 100% Heritage Wente Clone
  • Carneros AVA
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Whole Cluster Pressed
  • Native Fermentation
  • Aged Sur Lie with Bâtonnage
  • Aged 13 Months
  • 33% New French Cooperage
  • 13.1% Alc by Vol
  • 147 Cases Produced  

Grape / Blend

Carneros, California

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
My favorite in the lineup is the 2016 Chardonnay Green Acres Vineyard, which comes all from the Old Wente clone of Chardonnay and was aged in 40% new barrels. Thrilling notes of stone fruits, tangerines, white flowers, and hints of citrus all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, rich, layered beauty that has awesome purity and depth of fruit. I love it today yet would give bottles another 6-12 months of bottle age after which it should drink brilliantly for at least 7-8 years. 

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This is an acid-driven, well-integrated and composed white from a well-farmed site, structured, gritty and complex in nature. Meyer lemon, lime and tangerine provide a crisp fresh backdrop of inviting flavor that meets floral companionship in apple blossom aromas and a hint of lemongrass on the lengthy finish. VIRGINIE BOONE

95 Points -  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Piercing, vibrant layers of crisp apple, pineapple core, saffron, lychee, baking spice, orange peel and sea salt with a rich and fleshy backbone of crystalized marzipan, honeycomb and white peach completed with round opulent finish with intense depth. (LPB)

Product size: 750ml

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