2009 Kumeu River Chardonnay Mate's Vineyard

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2009 Kumeu River Chardonnay Mate's Vineyard

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2015
Tasted blind at Farr Vintners Kumeu/White Burgundy tasting. The 2009 Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay from Kumeu River has a well-defined and detailed bouquet with yellow flowers infusing the bright citrus fruit, all with fine... Tasted blind at Farr Vintners Kumeu/White Burgundy tasting. The 2009 Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay from Kumeu River has a well-defined and detailed bouquet with yellow flowers infusing the bright citrus fruit, all with fine mineralité. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with good acidity, pithy and slightly waxy in texture with a complex finish that still has a touch of oak to be absorbed. Still, this is an excellent wine with the substance to suggest that long-term aging is advisable. - Neal Martin
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2012
Aromatic soft and supple with honey butterscotch and toasted brioche notes that are as intense as they appear effortless. This delivers plenty of lemon and pear flavors with a long finish. Drink now through 2016. 1000... Aromatic soft and supple with honey butterscotch and toasted brioche notes that are as intense as they appear effortless. This delivers plenty of lemon and pear flavors with a long finish. Drink now through 2016. 1000 cases made. --MaryAnn Worobiec
JJB 91
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, January 2012
Don't look at the label because you would swear you were drinking a well-crafted Chassagne-Montrachet. Bright golden hue. Aromas of spiced caramelized pears and green apples leads to a palate remarkable for its Burgundian... Don't look at the label because you would swear you were drinking a well-crafted Chassagne-Montrachet. Bright golden hue. Aromas of spiced caramelized pears and green apples leads to a palate remarkable for its Burgundian creamy cashew nut flavors. The creamy texture is enrobed by a fine spine of acidity that follows through on the incredibly long finish. This wine has shown consistent potential for further development and this release will evolve admirably for the next 3-5 years. Bring on the grilled lobster and drawn butter!