Aromas of fresh cut apples and floral honeysuckle lead to a palate that is both silky-smooth and alive. Flavors of honey and baked bread from lees aging combine with notes of caramel and sweet oak on the finish.
CARTLIDGE & BROWNE VINEYARDS 2011 CARTLIDGE & BROWNE CHARDONNAY
"Flavors of creamy vanilla pudding, buttered toast and pineapple jam mark this slightly sweet Chardonnay. A crisp streak of acidity provides much needed balance to the richness." Wine Enthusiast 86 points (2010 vintage)
|Fermented in tank and aged five months in new American (70%) and French (30%) oak.
|Well balanced with a smooth, rich texture on the palate, the wine will be delightful as an accompaniment to light pastas, chicken and seafood or by itself as an aperitif.
|Since its first release in 1980, Cartlidge & Browne has won the hearts of consumers who appreciate premium quality wine at modest prices. Paul Moser, winemaker for the past 25 years, a Stanford grad who trained in Burgundy and the Loire Valley, finds the right balance between California fruit and European styling. A master blender, he sources from high quality vineyards throughout the state, emphasizing accurate varietal expression, balance, food-friendliness, complexity and most of all – value!
"Despite the enormous influence of California's wineries, too few specialize in premium wines at value prices. One that does is Cartlidge & Browne. Avoiding the extra oak and other types of manipulation used by some vintners, Cartlidge & Browne produces fruity, pure, and vibrant wines that reflect varietals' personalities. Even better, it offers sensational quality at bargain basement prices.”
- Robert Parker