Bodega Catena Zapata Chardonnay 2007
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7.
Lovely depth and complexity with aromas of ripe tree fruit, orange peel, butterscotch and vanilla spice. Full-bodied with a pleasingly long finish. This wine was barrel fermented and then aged in French oak for 9 months. Batonnage (stirring the lees) regularly provides more richness and creaminess to its texture. Available in the November 7, 2009 Vintages release, though you may find it elsewhere before then.
This Chardonnay was reviewed June 12, 2009 by Natalie MacLean
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Serve this wine between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.