Trueblood Chardonnay, Carneros, 2012


**** Highly Recommended


Pronounced aromas of honey and toasted bread.  Hints of fennel, anise and spice.  A classic California new-world style Chardonnay.   The lively flavors are braced by toasty, spicy oak.  Flavors of ripe apple, lemon drops, honey, and ginger give way to a warm, toasty long finish.  A hefty Chardonnay for those that like power in their glass.  Aged nine months in French oak with frequent lees stirring; creamy texture.  This full-bodied wine will pair well with pork dishes, salads, and pasta with herbs.  Drinking well now, and will hold for several years into the future.  A well crafted Chardonnay is a wine that evolves over time in the bottle.


Reviewed by Stephanie Earthman Baird, “the wine lady” from Houston, Texas.   Baird is studying for Master of Wine and holds the prestigious Diploma from London’s Wine & Spirits Education Trust and is a Certified Wine Educator.



    This artisan Chardonnay was made from 100% chardonnay grapes from our vineyards in Carneros. The grapes were fermented in French Oak Barrels for 9 months before bottling, resulting in an elegant and luscious wine with apple, pear, and tropical fruits, with hints of spice, framed by caramel and creamy vanilla notes on the finish.
    This vintage went through a partial malolactic fermentation enabling the wine to retain all the luscious fruit flavors while giving it a creamy finish.


    Vintage - 2012

    Varietal - Chardonnay

    Appellation - Carneros

    Alcohol % - 13.5


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