Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Saintsbury Caneros Unfiltered Chardonnay 2007

Like Tim in his recent review of a Chardonnay, I enjoy this grape when it is aged in oak. Also like that wine, this version from the Saintsbury winery in California is aged and fermented in oak, completes malolactic and is aged on the lees. This wine also comes from the Caneros region of Napa in California, an area that has developed a good reputation for Chardonnay.

I REALLY liked this wine. There is a heck of a lot to say about this but I will keep it brief. It's bursting with flavours, is buttery, silky and mellow, with a digestive biscuit finish. There are hints of pear and a looooong finish. There is real depth here and the flavours are well integrated to give a deeply satisfying wine. I would look for this again that’s for sure.

It’s not cheap though – retailing online at somewhere between £15-20. But I wager that this one is worth it...

Chardonnay 2007 unfiltered
Caneros, Napa Valley, California
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