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2014 Sebastiani Sonoma County Chardonnay

2014 Sebastiani Sonoma County Chardonnay

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91 Points Sam Kim
2014 Sebastiani Sonoma County Chardonnay
91 Points Sam Kim

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A creamy and generous Californian, this is everything you'd hope for. A moderate season in 2014 produced gently ripe tropicals and stonefruits, with Sebastiani's serious regime of hand-harvesting and partial barrel fermentation helping to enrich the flavours and round out the style. Masterful, classic and oh so satisfying, it's hard to imagine how they make such good stuff and ship it over here for this tiny little price. Get in!

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Elsewhere up to $24.99 Save $5 $19.99 a bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Sebastiani is a Sonoma producer with a proud history and, in modern times, a stunning quality-for-value offering across the globe. After immigrating from Tuscany in 1895, Samuele Sebastiani laboured in the Sonoma hills making cobblestones for San Francisco streets. Here he saved the money - and no doubt surveyed the land - for property to make wine for the city’s restaurants. Over the decades Samuele’s son August became one of America’s leading winemakers of his time. August’s children too were successful - so much so that a massive Central valley operation was built up and sold off to refocus on the Sebastiani home label, and two out of three siblings began their own wineries. In 2008 Sebastiani was acquired by the large Foley stable of companies, at which time the already high quality culture was increased steeply, with a reduction in yields on top of a heavy investment in new expertise, oak and technology resulting in both Sonoma and single vineyard wines of almost incomparable quality for the price.

What The Critics Say

91/100 Sam Kim

"This consistently excellent Californian chardonnay shows lifted aromas of yellow peach, rockmelon, butterscotch and cedar on the nose, followed by a succulent palate that is beautifully weighted and silky. The wine is generous and flavoursome, and finishing long and creamy. At its best: now to 2017. $21.00. NZ Distributor: Eurovintage. July 2015."

17.5/20 Raymond Chan (2012 vintage)

"Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour with light green on the edge. The bouquet is full of fresh and lively yellow stonefruit and citrus aromas intermixed with butterscotch MLF notes, nuances of bacony oak and subtle, mouthwatering flinty elements. Medium-full bodied, fulsome stonefruit and buttery flavours feature on the palate. The mouthfeel is bright and lively, with fresh, zesty acidity, balancing the fruit richness, and the flavours are carried along a fine-textured line, leading to a crisp, dry and elegantly proportioned finish. This is fresh and crisp Chardonnay with stonefruit and buttery flavours and a dry finish. Match with seafood and poultry over the next 3-4+ years. 98.8% Chardonnay with 0.2% each Rousanne and Viognier and 0.8% other whites, hand-picked and WBP, approx. half barrel-fermented undergoing MLF, the remainder cool-fermented in tank to 13.9% alc. Two-thirds of the wine was aged 10 months in new and seasoned French, Hungarian and American oak barrels. 17.5/20 Jul 2014 RRP $20.99."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    California

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2016- 2019

This Wine Goes Well With

with BLUE CHEESE
with CHICKEN
with PORK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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