Buttery Chardonnays


Sonoma County Chardonnay 2021

Pale lemon color.
Aromas of butter, toasted brioche, lemon merengue.
Dry. Flavors of candied lemon, toasty, buttery, oak spice, nutmeg. Great acidity.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— a month ago


California Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2021

Really enjoyed the 2021 vintage on May 10’ 2023. Yes, buttery and oakey flavors. Would recommend! — 5 months ago

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Trefethen Family Vineyards

Oak Knoll District Chardonnay 2021

Not too oaky, smooth and buttery, full-bodied, pairs well with cheese and vinaigrette flavored salads. — 6 months ago

Raeburn Winery

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2020

Easy drinking Chard. Not a big fan of Oaky Chardonnays but this one is very good. Definitely will buy again. — 10 months ago

La Crema

Monterey Chardonnay

Buttery, light, nice with food — a month ago

Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

v19. Outstanding!! Soft creme brûlée nose…now it gets interesting..Luscious, creamy, buttery tropical and Meyer lemon fruit. Full, sliver of tartness, smooth oaky finish. Well balanced. This is really good!!!!!! — 3 months ago

Frank Family Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay 2021

This FF Chardonnay is smooth and crisp with oaky overlays. Hints of pear and tropical fruit make this full bodied Chardonnay a good white wine to drink alone or with a full heavy meal. Not your typical buttery Chardonnay. — 5 months ago

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Bread & Butter Wines

California Chardonnay 2021

Buttery, banana, coconut, even tropical some might say. Super round. See the “U” on the label? It’s round like the bottoms of that “U”. — 2 months ago

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

I suppose there is no better place to start than with a fresh example of the wine that changed the game forever. This remains a very classic example of Napa Chardonnay in the most complimentary of ways. Ample fruit that lean on the more tropical (pineapple) side but falls short of being squishy. Lemon and lime citrus too. The oak is prominent for sure but it’s not a buttery mess. There’s good acid that gives plenty of lift and it finishes long. A very balanced wine that will probably benefit from 5+ years in the cellar. — 3 months ago

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Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2021

Perfect Chardonnay. Nice balance of oak but not too buttery. — 9 months ago