2022 Clay Creek Californian Chardonnay

Impressive Californian Chardonnay… everything you’d want in terms of generosity of Golden peach, nectarine and apricot stonefruit, richness, creaminess, vanilla pod, toasty oak, plus a classic buttery

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Brand Delicato
Region California
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2022
Country USA


Californian Chardonnay is loved by many, and this Clay Creek has everything you’d want in terms of generosity of stone fruits, richness, creaminess, plus a classic buttery edge. The grapes were carefully selected from diverse vineyards, a mix of both cool and warmer climates to create complexity and layers of flavour. The 2022 vintage was ideal for producing high-quality wines, the vineyard temperatures were consistent, warm days and cool nights, preserving the purity of fruit and acid freshness. Uniform fruit ripening gave a long hang time, intensifying aromas and flavours. This is an impressive tasting and impressively affordable Californian Chardonnay that will only grow Kiwi’s interest in the category. It will drink through 2026+… but no need to wait, its utterly delicious now.


Dreamy aromas of ripe Golden Queen peaches, nectarines, roasted hazelnuts, and cashews with a smoky, vanilla pod layering.


Big, rich, creamy, buttery, everything you want in a Californian Chardonnay, it finishes with an engaging, moreish freshness due to its crystalline acid thread. Flavours are reminiscent of golden peach, nectarine, creaming butter and sugar with a freshening tinge of lemon juice… if you were cooking a like flavoured dessert, you’d be compelled to lick the spoon, yum. Add in a late burst of fresh apricots and toasty oak goodness. It is matured in French and American oak, where the French characters resonate strongly. One of the tastiest and more balanced Californian Chards to have come across our table. Enjoy by itself, when dining match with chicken, turkey or pork.

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