White

2009 Etre Wines Chardonnay

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2011 - 2013 (Edit)
CT85.3 11 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • ElAyWine wrote:

    December 6, 2015 - Like "FUNWINESPORTS" wrote this wine is completely un-oaked.. So if you think it's oaky.. you should probably learn what oak tastes like before giving a review.. #justsayin

  • Christoffer78 wrote:

    July 7, 2015 - Sorry to say, but the fruit is completely hidden behind a velvety veil of oak. Did I write o-a-k? I quite do not get when producers try to disguise their wines in this type oak chips treatment. There are almost oak tannins in the wine too. Maybe this was an off bottle? I am not sure, but I cannot believe the producer would like the wine to behave like this bottle did. No official CT score tonight, but I would say this particular bottle was around 85-86.

  • funwinesports wrote: 90 points

    November 15, 2012 - For everyone who has rated this wine poorly for over-use of oak or excessive spicy oak, here's the news - there is NO OAK on this wine! Special Burgundian yeasts were used and the wine was blended with a little Marsanne, Roussanne, and Vermintino. Extended lees aging gives this wine an amazing mouthfeel - rich, yet with tons of juicy acidity. Bravo!

  • KyleMittskus wrote: 75 points

    October 19, 2012 - I am really liking oaky Chards these days, but this wine is a mess. The oak isn't buttery for me; it's perfumey and woody. All front-loaded. No mid-palate or finish. Terrible QPR. An absolute pass for me. N.B.: this is the second wine I've had from this winemaker (2008 Saxon Brown Zin) that I have really disliked.

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  • scott w wrote: 80 points

    May 31, 2012 - Did not like at all, thick and oaky...not my style at all. Down the drain with my last one.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/9/2012 (link) 90 points

    (Etre Wines Chardonnay) Light golden yellow color; pineapple, tart pear nose; rich, pineapple, tart pear palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Etre Wines
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

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  • In Cellars 32 (34%)
  • Consumed 62 (66%)

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