Lot 427 | 2012 Sonoma Valley
Recommended by 2014 Wine Enthusiast; Vibrant aromas, creamy finish - classic Carneros Chardonnay.
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White flower top note, with orange and mango sherbet aromas. Super fresh and brightly aromatic. Moderately creamy on the palate, with brisk acidity – not as much as our Lot 401 Russian River Chard, but more than our Arroyo Secos. Big fruit impact, and a terrific touch of spice on the finish as well. This pairs beautifully with shellfish, white meat, and soft cheeses.
- Sonoma Valley
- Chardonnay 100%
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- 2000 Cases
- Now through 2019
- Release Email
Los Carneros is Napa Valley's most famous Chard-growing region for good reason – the temperatures are among the coolest, and the conditions are also the windiest. The wind and fog make it perfect for cooler climate varietals like Chardonnay.
Today’s release, Lot 427 2012 Los Carneros Chardonnay, comes from Cold Creek Vineyard, a source for a handful of prestigious $30-35 programs. It happens to be the source for one of California’s most famous Chardonnay brands (which I’m not at liberty to mention this time around), and is also the same vineyard that produced our Double Gold Medal-winning Carneros Chards from the 2009 vintage - Lots 209 and 222. Winemaker notes this time around include “age-worthiness”, which you don’t see too often in this category.
Liked this better than the Lot 445 2013 Arroyo Seco Chardonnay.
Flavor and brightness were better. Not as heavy.
One of Those "Wish We Had Bought More"
If French style Chardonnay is of your favor- this wine delivers.
Good Chardonnay Buy
Crisp and clean and nice fruit balance.
This wine has received accolades from our guests as a summer sipping wine. It is a great value. Holds up fine to some dinners, though I prefer it as an everyday wine, drinking on boat rides and with appetizers, etc.
Great wine for the price
I love Carneros Chardonnay and this one does not disappoint!
The 2012 Los Carneros Chardonnay is a good value wine however I have had better Carneros Chardonnay's from CH. Usually I go for more buttery Chards from Carneros and Lot 427 is lacking from that aspect. Overall it is a very drinkable and light Chardonnay.
Very decent wine for the price. Not as buttery as I am used to but very drinkable. Don't drink it too cold. We like our chardonnay a little up from chilled !
Good value for price
Very good chardonnay for decent price.
Considering the price, the Los Carneros Chardonnay is worth the value paid. I've had better Los Carneros and I've had worse.
one of your best