Dec 312010
2009 Carneros, CA  $17 — Rating  92

A fantastic Chardonnay from our favorite Chardonnay AVA. 65% barrel fermentation adds structure and 50% secondary fermentation creates a lush creamy mouth-feel. Too elegant to be called a butter-bomb, Artesa has a wonderful balance of oak and butter (butterscotch). Tastes more like a $30 wine.

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