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kopriva Carneros Chardonnay 2014 won GOLD in the Grand Harvest Awards (November 2015)
It's under Carneros...Chardonnay

kopriva, the beauty of Unoaked Chardonnay
"kopriva embraces all of what Chardonnay can be, a reflection of a place, in this case, the Carneros AVA in Sonoma County. The terroir yields a purity of fruit from a cool climate of fog and wind which allows the grapes to slowly develop ripe flavors but still keep the acidity high...."

Blind Spectator: A Philosophical and Scientific Investigation of Flavor Experiences
2012 kopriva Unoaked Chardonnay Carneros
"Dry and crisp, with only moderate alcohol levels and rich fruit and mineral flavors with zero oak or butter, this is a lovely white wine, definitely in summer, and great value for the price (around $14)."

The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
kopriva 2012 Chardonnay Carneros, 95 points, GOLD

California Boutique Wine
2012 Kopriva Unoaked Chardonnay Carneros Sonoma County

"Very crisp and clean, some fruit but not overwhelming. Very elegant wine that’s wonderful for a warm evening...."


The Bounty Hunter
2011 Kopriva 'Unoaked' Chardonnay Carneros
"With its 100% tank-fermented style and crisp acidity, it's the sort of juice that's as likely to find a home on a world-class wine list as it is your kitchen counter."

Sonoma Sun: The Wine Guy
I love the end of summer
"...a great example of what Chardonnay tastes like without the toasty, buttery tones usually associated with oak. The kopriva Chardonnay has bright, crisp fruit, delicate texture with good structure."

Wine Enthusiast: Buying Guide
kopriva 2011 Unoaked Chardonnay (Carneros)
"The malolactic fermentation on this unoaked wine was blocked, so this is brimming with pure orange and lime flavors. The acidity is brisk and clean." S.H. (5/1/2011) — 87

1 Wine Dude: Serious Wine Talk
Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 11, 2013
11 Cassidy Ranch kopriva Chardonnay (Los Carneros): "Lemon, melon, pear, crisp apples, side of herbs; wait a second, are we in France?" B+

Wine Spectator: Tasting Highlights
10 California Wines under $30: New reviews of appealingly affordable red, white and sparkling wines
KOPRIVA Chardonnay Carneros Unoaked 2011 Score: 87
Eschews oak, offering fresh, snappy, vibrant green apple, pear and citrus notes that have a pithy edge. Drink now. 750 cases made.
"Chardonnay fans would do well to sample kopriva’s snappy unoaked version from Carneros. Winemaker Myles McMonigle, who prefers Chardonnay without any oak influence, produced the family’s first wine from the 2005 vintage."


Trip Advisor Review
"...I ordered a glass of 2010 kopriva Chardonnay from Carneros. When the waitress informed me the wine was unoaked, I told her "Even better!" I'm a huge fan of unoaked Chardonnay and kopriva's Chardonnay comes from the cool climate of the Carneros region. The wine proved to be crisp and minerally and well balanced, with a perfect level of acidity usually found in crisp Burgundy whites. A perfect match for the fresh briny oysters!

2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
kopriva 2010 Los Carneros Cassidy Ranch: Bronze


2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
kopriva 2009 Los Carneros Cassidy Ranch: Silver

Simple Hedonisms: Articles and Reviews of Food, Wine, & Wine Country Lifestyle
Seeing California Chardonnay in a New Light: Chardonnay Day Greenhouse Tasting, Attendees Top Picks.
"No matter how you slice the data kopriva was the favorite of the day. (I have always been a big fan). This wine is a direct opposite of a California cougar juice. The kopriva team were also brilliant to pair it with Hog Island oysters, who’s briny minerality make it shine. Indeed, in bragging about to kopriva to a friend once, she thought it was decent, but a bit plain for her. We then paired it with some oysters, and she fell in love too."

Wine Enthusiast: 90 points
kopriva 2009 Cassidy Ranch Chardonnay (Carneros)
"Made without oak, one of the rare Carneros Chards that hasn’t seen wood, this wine also never underwent malolactic fermentation. That means what you get is pure Carneros fruit and acidity. And how clean the green apple, peach and pineapple flavors are. A true delight, at a good price." S.H. (5/1/2011) — 90

Wine Enthusiast, Steve Heimoff, West Coast Editor
Top 10 Wines of the Week
"kopriva 2009 Cassidy Ranch Chardonnay. Lots of crisp, crunchy green apple acidity in this fresh, unoaked Carneros Chard."


Palate Press: The online wine magazine
2008 kopriva Unoaked Chardonnay – Carneros, California
"You may not recognize this wine as Chardonnay if you’ve only been exposed to the heavy oak and butter first popularized by some California wineries. Made without oak aging or malolactic fermentation, it is more like a new white varietal, and an alternative to dry whites such as Sauvignon blanc or Pinot grigio...."

Simple Hedonisms: Articles and Reviews of Food, Wine, & Wine Country Lifestyle
Simple Hedonisms suggests: “Cool off this summer with some naked chardonnay … and expand your palate”
"Also known as “un-wooded,” “stainless” or “naked” — unoaked Chardonnay reveals what the grape itself tastes like minus the oak and butter effects. At 13.5% alcohol, kopriva’s Chardonnay doesn’t overpower food. Yet its bright acid and crisp minerality can cut through the richest cheesy pasta, the spiciest entree or oiliest fish dish."


Unoaked Chardonnay