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2017 Auteur Green Acres Chardonnay

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March 24, 2024 - $36



95The Wine Advocate

...comes bounding out of the glass with sit-up-and-beg notes of pineapple upside-down cake, creme brûlée and orange blossoms over a core of lemon meringue pie and ripe peach plus a waft of lime leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with a complex array of citrus and stone fruit layers, finishing with bold freshness and fantastic length. 125 cases produced.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Carneros

Carneros AVA, also known as Los Carneros, is at the southern end of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys at the top of the San Francisco Bay. The 8,000 vineyard acres are mostly planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both of which thrive in the district’s cool, marine climate. Carneros became an AVA in 1983 and it has attracted foreign wine companies along with local producers. It has been especially appealing to European producers of sparkling wines including the giant Spanish cava producers Codorniu and Frexinet, and the French Champagne house Taittinger. Codorniu in Carneros is called Artesa, and Frexinet’s Carneros brand is Gloria Ferrer. Taittinger calls its Carneros winery Domaine Carneros. The European producers also make still wines in Carneros.


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.