Hunter Wine Cellars 2009 Chasseur "Durrell" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

  • Year: 2009
  • Winery: Hunter Wine Cellars
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Region: Sonoma County
  • Retail Price: $60.00
  • Sale Price: $53.00

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Aromas of yellow peach, vanilla custard, nutmeg, chestnut, honey, preserved lemon, white pepper and straw flowers are wellstated. The wine proves every bit as rich in body and fruit flavor as the aromas predict and its juicy preserved lemon, honey, custard and yellow peach notes are neatly balanced by minerals and fruit acidity, and are enhanced by sweet-savory flavors suggestive of toasted nuts, nutmeg, vanilla cream wafers and pineapple soufflé. The finish is long and dense.

92 points, Wine Spectator (12/31/11): “Builds on subtle, rich, layers of ripe fig, honeydew melon and light toasty oak. Impressive for its creamy texture and layered finish. Drink now through 2017…”

Just 176 cases made. This classy Chardonnay is the perfect pick with vegetable shepherd’s pie, smoked turkey sandwiches, lentil soup or seared scallops.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.