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2017 Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

2017 Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

90 Points Richard Caro
2017 Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
90 Points Richard Caro

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A rich Chardonnay in the classic Californian style. Following a lovely nose of mellow buttery stonefruit the mouthfeel is big, velvety and creamy, with gentle toffee and poached fruit notes on the effortlessly ripe and flowing palate. Not overbearing, too 'oaky' or heavy, instead this is generous and mouthfilling in a very silky, harmonious way. This is extremely good drinking for the hedonistic Chardy drinker -- a classic Californian for a nice price.

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Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

"We created Harken Chardonnay because we missed that rich, oaky taste of Chardonnays gone by. At some point, someone decided that those great toasty notes and buttery finish went out of style. We think that’s crazy. So we brought it back." Only the finest grapes from Arroyo Seco AVA of Salinas Valley, California, make their way into Harken Wines. We find a bunch of these dazzling grapes in the . The unique features of this small but diverse grape-growing paradise create a magical blend of depth and character. With the Santa Lucia Mountains rising to the west and Monterey Bay to the north, Salinas Valley is nestled in a coveted area of ideal climate and growing conditions.

What The Critics Say

Wine Enthusiast

"Vivid toasted-oak aromas and flavors dominate this full-bodied mouth-filling wine. Along with a charred-wood aroma come buttery butterscotchy flavors from a complete malolactic fermentation and a pear nectar component that provides the fruity side."

90/100 Blue Lifestyle, Anthony Dias Blue (2016 vintage)

"Smooth, lush and rich with sweet oak and vanilla; all the elements of wines offered at three times the price; stylish and long."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    California

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2021

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with POULTRY
with SEAFOOD

Taste

5

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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