Wise Wine Review:

J. Keverson Starkey's Court Carneros California Green Acres Vineyard Chardonnay 2007 (click for more info)
Taste Score = 9/10 Points
Enjoyability Score = 9.5/10 Points
Overall Score = 8.13/10 Points (Additional stats below)



When I first saw this bottle of wine, I thought to myself, if it is made by a winery named J. Keverson, why would the bottle be called Starkey's Court?



According to J. Keverson, "the story of J. Keverson Wines originates at Starkey's Court. Each Friday night, a group of us gathered for bocce at Tim Starkey's, where, between game strategies, a plan began to take shape to make a barrel or two of wine each year. To our surprise, we turned out to be much better wine makers than bocce players!



John, Kevin, Scott and Doug. Four fast friends who love a good game of bocce and the next quest in life. After sharing many wonderful meals and hard to find wines, our quest became a unified passion for making wine from some of the most highly regarded vineyards throughout Northern California."



But how does it taste?
Only one way to find out... Let's get down to drinkin'!

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Wine Geek Vintage Info:
"Production Notes:The Chardonnay Grapes were picked on Sept. 28 at 6:00 am � early so the grapes are cold while they are being destemmed and pressed. After the grapes were pressed the juice was allowed to settle for 24 hours in a stailess steel tank. The juice was then put into french oak barrels (25% new oak, 75% nutral) and primary fermentation was started, lasting 23 days. The weather was cold and it took longer than expected. The wine went through 100% malic fermentation. The lees were left in the barrel and was stirred once a month, for 9 months. The wine then was put into a stainless steel tank for cold stabilazation. Bottled on July 27, 2007, released January 20, 2009."


Stats:
Producer: J. Keverson
Vintage: 2007
Varietal: Chardonnay
Appellation: Carneros California Green Acres Vineyard
Residual Sugar: N/A
TA: .695
pH: 3.45
Production: 130 cases
Alcohol %: 14.3
Aging: French Oak barrels (25% new oak, 75% nutral)
Cost: $25/bottle (Get your own bottle!)


Wine Whore Score:


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Let's take a closer look...


To the eye:
Green apples bobbing in a bath of their own pale juice.



To the nose:
Citrus and apple zest entice the nose to invite the lips for a drink.



On the tongue:
Long finish complemented by a perfect balance of buttery sweetness and oaky texture.


For a moderate price of $25, this is a Chardonnay that you will be glad wine to have as your new best friend!


Get yourself a bottle and experience the love firsthand!

Cheers!



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4 comments:

Joeshico said...

This one sounds almost as good as the Calcaire.
Will have to find.

The Wine Whore said...

It's actually pretty close. Very enjoyable! :)

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Wow this was a incredible bottle of wine thanks for the recommendations.

The Wine Whore said...

Really glad you enjoyed it! This was one of my current favorite Chards!

Cheers!

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