Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2018 - Vine Republic
Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2018
SKU: 870661008017

Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2018

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Category White Wine
Region New Zealand, Marlborough
Brand Oyster Bay
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctively regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavors. From the famed home of cool climate flavor intensity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay is a delightful breath of fresh air and displays a style of its own. Its assertive and refreshing flavors are captured and partnered with subtle oak, bringing a delicate texture to the wine. Oyster Bay Chardonnay is one of the world's great Chardonnay styles with elegantly fragrant white peach, vibrant citrus and a delightful creamy texture. Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay is ideal as an aperitif or perfectly matched with Caesar salad, fish, crab cakes, buttery dishes, risotto, turkey, baked apple, creamy sauces, and soft cheeses.
Wine Advocate
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Oyster Bay's 2018 Chardonnay ticks all the boxes: hints of toasted oak and vanilla, peach and pineapple fruit and a bit of citrus for balance. It's light to medium-bodied yet generous, with a soft, creamy texture. Drink it over the next year.

Joe Czerwinski, April 16, 2020
Wine Spectator
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Focused, featuring dried pineapple, citrus and yellow apple flavors, set on a medium body, with a refreshing thread of acidity. Drink now. 10,000 cases made, 7,400 cases imported.

MaryAnn Worobiec, March 31, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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There's bright citrus and peach fruit here, but it's overlaid by vanillin oak, sharp acidity and a plastic quality that makes this feel quite synthetic and forced.

Christina Pickard, May 1, 2020