2016 Austerity Californian Chardonnay

2016 Austerity Californian Chardonnay

91 Points Richard Caro
2016 Austerity Californian Chardonnay
91 Points Richard Caro

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A rich-styled Californian Chardonnay made in a nice part of Monterey. The area of Arroyo Seco is a little-known, best-kept secret: the name means dry river bed and it denotes a steep valley of sun-warmed pebbles and cold nights, making it one of the longest-ripening sub-regions of California. So a place for higher quality wines, this label is the full estate version of the delicious Harken wine we had preciously. Made with 100% malolactic and 50% French and American oak, these textural elements are fully wrapped in stone and tropical fruit richness. Luscious!

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Elsewhere up to $31.99 Save $7 $24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle




Its Origins

Austerity is sourced from exceptional but lesser known vineyards along California’s Central Coast, where grapes capable of producing extraordinary wines can still be found at reasonable prices. They source from up-and-coming appellations including Arroyo Seco, Santa Lucia Highlands and Paso Robles.

What The Critics Say

Wine Enthusiast

"This bottling is very showy on the nose with tons of white flowers, tuberose, guava and mango, though a slice of lime peel cuts the tropicality a bit. Guava peel, feijoa and bitter limes show on the sip, where that slightly treacly tropicality reigns."

Winemaker notes on current 2016 vintage

"This creamy, layered Chardonnay features aromas of crème brulee, golden apples and toasted marshmallows. The palate reveals tropical fruit and pineapple flavors complemented by a velvety texture and rich, buttery finish. Pair with herb-crusted halibut with minted sweet pea purée, or a spread of mild, semi-soft goat and cow’s milk cheeses."

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    2018 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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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