2006 Moobuzz Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Previously $17)

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90 points Wine & Spirit Magazine (10/08). Named Moobuzz, referring to the land of milk and honey (get it? Cows=milk; bees=honey. Haha!) otherwise known as the Sonoma Coast, this chardonnay is like a warm, tropical breeze. Papaya and banana perfumes waft from the glass, framed by caramel and vanilla notes from sur lie barrel-aging in French oak. On the palate, the wine is like lemon crème brulee served with poached pears and local wildflower honey. Sealed with the unique "Zork" closure, it's also sure to be as fresh as the day it was bottled and easy to open--no additional tools required. (Leah Greenstein, K&L Wines) This wine comes from the "Other Guys"--the makers of Hey Mambo and Plungerhead wines--all quality, everyday wines at a great price. The 2006 Moobuzz is fresh and clean with a hinto of caramel and papaya. The mid-palate balances a hint of oak with the tropical fruit. This is the wine you take home for everyday drinking and parties on the weekend. A real crowd pleaser. And get this, just 13.5% alcohol! (Mike Jordan, K&L Wines)

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Staff Image By: Jeremy Bohrer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/3/2009 | Send Email
This was a great chardonnay at it's normal price of $17 now at $9.99 it's a tough one to pass up. Rich caramel, papaya all wrapped together in a rich mid-palate with just the right amount of oak. Get it before it is gone.

Staff Image By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/10/2009 | Send Email
Like those Farmers' Market samples of fresh-cut peaches, pears, nectarines and oranges that disapppear the moment you reach for them, this delightful, easy-to-drink chardonnay vanishes effortlessly when you pour it for yourself or lucky friends. A truly wacky name for a chardonnay but what can you expect from the clever folks who brought you Plungerhead. Unleash the Zork closure to reveal tropical aromatics that almost spring from the glass. Minimal time on the lees delivers subtle oak flavor balanced by a cascade of fruit. And at this phenom price, you can keep it on hand for spontaneous summertime soirees.

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- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, M√Ęcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.


- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
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Sonoma County

- Second in fame only to Napa, this "other" valley offers just about every climate and topography imaginable. From its cool and fog-enshrouded coastal regions on the far west, to the sprawling Alexander Valley on the boarder of Napa and the many little dips and peaks in between, Sonoma has been a vital wine-grape-growing region since the mid 1800s. Important sub-AVAs include Chalk Hill (known for chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Dry Creek Valley (where zin is king) Knights Valley (largely cabernet land), Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (both celebrated pinot and chardonnay zones).