Wine Recommendation
  Sign In
Subscribe to our newsletter
Bookmark and Share  
print this review   PDF version of review     

Wine Recommendation

Ceja Vineyards 2005 Chardonnay  (Carneros )

Ceja Vineyards

2005 Chardonnay
(Carneros ~ Los Carneros)

Winemaker Armando Ceja crafts this delicious, bright Chardonnay from the family’s vineyard on the Napa side of the Carneros, integrating the fruit’s full flavor development and high natural acidity. He ages the wine in new French and American oak barrels.

Bright yellow gold and viscous, the wine has aromas of cream, Greek yogurt, crème fraiche, butter, almond, hay, meyer lemon, and bosc pear. On the palate it is medium in body with lemon chiffon creaminess, toasty oak, butter, and pineapple as well as orange zest flavors. The finish is long, lemony, and satisfying. This would be delicious with potato-crusted John Dory, pork-filled tortellini with a light cream sauce, a grilled Maine lobster quesadilla, or Tamal al Chipotle, a steamed corn masa wrapped in a corn husk stuffed with shredded chicken.

Reviewed July 12, 2007 by Catherine Fallis.

Other reviewed wines from Ceja Vineyards


The Wine

Winery: Ceja Vineyards
Vintage: 2005
Wine: Chardonnay
Appellation: Carneros ~ Los Carneros
Grape: Chardonnay
Price: 750ml $32.00

Review Date: 7/12/2007

The Reviewer

Catherine Fallis

Founder and President of Planet Grape LLC, a company committed to bringing the joy of wine, food, and good living into the lives of everyday people, Catherine is creator of the “grape goddess guides to good living,” a series of books, television presentations, seminars, and e-learning programs. The fifth woman in the world to become a Master Sommelier, grape goddess Catherine Fallis is still very much down-to-earth.