Carneros Hills Coteau Blanc Chardenet 2012 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Carneros Hills Coteau Blanc Chardenet 2012

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Carneros Hills Coteau Blanc Chardenet 2012


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The winery produces two Chardonnays under the Chardenet label, from the Durell and Coteau Blanc vineyards (a blend of choice blocks from the Carneros Hills estate vineyard).
Category White Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Brand Carneros Hills
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine EnthusiastFrom a particular block with limestone soils, this is indeed a light, steely and minerally white wine, given nine months in French oak, only 17% of it new. It takes on that oak with subtle concentration, offering a touch of baked pineapple, peach and vanilla, ending in a bittersweet bite of Meyer lemon.

Virginie Boone, February 1, 2016
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Chardenet Coteau Blanc, named after the vineyard soils containing gravel and chalk (the latter relatively rare in Napa and Sonoma), saw 17% new French oak for nine months and went through full malolactic. This is a straightforward Chardonnay with a hint of honeysuckle, lemon butter, medium body and a crisp finish. Drink it over the next several years.

Robert Parker, October 2015