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1997 Chasseur Dutton-Sangiacomo Chardonnay

Slightly worn capsules

ITEM 829020 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility.

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
smwill 2 $20 $40
Zoeldar 0 of 2 $15 $0
JAKoller 0 of 1 $15 $0
2 $15

RATINGS

91Wine Spectator

Wonderful complexity, finesse and balance, with supple layers of ripe fig, pear, spice and tangerine flavors kept alive by a seam of acidity. Turns smoky on the finish. Drink now through 2007.

PRODUCER

Chasseur

Chasseur was started in 1994 when California winemaker Bill Hunter decided to make wines under his own name. He had been making wine at Bonny Doon Winery in Santa Cruz and at wineries in Napa Valley. But in 1994 he made a barrel of Chardonnay and another of Pinot Noir and named his brand Chasseur, French for hunter. Today Hunter sources grapes from Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley and elsewhere in Northern California. Chasseur’s production facility is located in Sebastopol where Hunter makes limited production Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.

VINTAGE

1997 Chasseur Dutton-Sangiacomo Chardonnay

660 cases produced