2009 Stefania Chardonnay Chaine d' Or Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2011 - 2013 (Edit)
CT86.8 58 reviews
Label borrowed from 2008
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Community Tasting Notes 50

  • VinoDiver wrote: 83 points

    August 14, 2015 - 2015 - Valpo Tasting: Consistant with last time I had this. However while last time it took some time to be drinkable, this was drinkable on opening.

  • bg3034 wrote: 88 points

    August 26, 2013 - Day three after opening and sitting in the fridge. Dark gold color. Apples and brown sugar on the nose. On the palate, nice mouthfeel, butterscotch flavor and some apple, a little oak on the finish. Definitely sweeter than I was expecting. Not my typical style, as its lacking acidity and minerality, but surprising enjoyable to simply just drink on its own for what it is. 88pts. Aloha!

  • leadpencil wrote: 84 points

    July 14, 2013 - Sweet

  • prof b wrote: 88 points

    April 26, 2013 - opened about three hours ago, no decanting. I detect a combination of almonds, lemon, vanilla, and touch of a sweet, almost candy-like aroma. The palate is an interesting mix of nuts, ripe pears, and notable oak elements. There is also some heat associated with it. I'm interested to see where this wine goes from here.

  • otisabdul Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 7, 2013 - Needs to breathe for a few hours to get past the exotic almond and lavender notes. On the third day after opening, this was a very smooth and viscous chard, with plenty of ripe fruit in the middle, Drank like a 91-92p wine. In a precocious stage wight now.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/6/2010 (link) 87 points

    (Stefania Chardonnay Chaine d' Or Vineyard) Barrel sample - light canary yellow color; nice lemon nose with a touch of vanilla; ripe, sweet lemon, pear, ripe citrus, fruit forward, vanilla palate; medium finish 87-89 pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Stefania
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Chaine d' Or Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 68 (18%)
  • Consumed 316 (82%)

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