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2008 Bjornstad Chardonnay "Sonoma County"

Bjornstad 2008 Chardonnay

Winery: Bjornstad

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma County"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 221

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: July 13, 2010

Wine Review: Bjornstad has done it again. He went 3 for 3 with me this year. His latest winner is the 2008 Sonoma County Chard. This pale yellow color Chard opens with an attractive mango and vanilla oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and rich. The flavor profile is a very tasty oak infused Anjou pear with hints of Granny Smith apple and Honeydew melon. The finish is dry and its gentle oak notes linger and drift away nicely. This is a Chard for readers who love oak influenced Chardonnay. It went terrific with my tortellini alfredo. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of creamy vanilla, spice and roasty, toasty creme brulee interweave with the fruit qualities of citrus, grilled pineapple and other tropical fruits and finally, a mineral aspect of crushed stone. The texture of the wine is bold upon entry with flavors of lemon custard and vanilla being counter balanced by focussed acidity and a solid structure. The wine is refreshing and light on the palate and gives way to a long and persistent finish.

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