California Chardonnay

Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2016

Absolutely an amazing wine! Thank you @Ron R for recommending this! I am experiencing so many elements at the same time. Reminisce of an aged Chenin Blanc where you get creaminess almost wax cheese rind and honey. Picking up an almond sticky bun. Not really acidity but unique freshness of lemon, peaches & yellow apples. Golden hay in color, Med+ body w/ nice long finish. Drinking this w/ a nice chill presents some nice acidity.
Hard not to make a comparison (sigh) to something I paid a lot more for and enjoyed...not so much! Love the balance and 13.5 alc.
— 3 days ago

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@Dawn E. So happy you enjoyed this as much as I did. Hanzell Sebella at $22 per is just as strong. Get some!


Classy! Have a good weekend!🥂

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

Moone Tsai tasting on our Nashville getaway. Started with the Chardonnay. Using our metal travel glasses, so there is no notes on color. The nose gives me an initial impression of the salinity of an ocean breeze over sea water. I also get pineapple on the nose. Mouthfeel is full-bodied. This wine is complex with hints of oak and a notes of creamy bananas foster. This is one of the best Chardonnay’s I’ve had. So much going on. — 14 days ago

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I like their Paige Cuvée Chardonnay.


Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Recently released and it shows. Very bright, steely (0 malo) and reductive. Needs some time to figure out who it’s going to be when it grows up, but a nice wine none the less. It took previous vintages another 6-9 months to really start showing… — 13 days ago

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DuPratt Anderson Valley Chardonnay 2016

Very tasty. Gold, medium weight. Restraint. Bright Flinty Mineral. Zero butter. A tiny bit of toast on the finish. A little bound up upon opening. Gets really nice about an hour in. Vineyard is in Anderson Valley. Wells Guthrie is a very talented winemaker. Pretty sure this was his last vintage at Copain. — 2 days ago

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Clos Pegase

Mitsuko's Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Ming L

Was impressed by the 18’, and this 19’ is quite nice as well. Green apple, lemon curd, honeysuckle, jasmine, and hint of wet hays. Vivid acidity and good texture. Finish has a nice saline touch.
The price for 19’ has gone up to $25, still a tremendous price for a single vineyard bottling from Carneros.
— 10 days ago

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MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019

This is basically the only Chardonnay that we have ever both agreed that we liked! The nice parts of Oak with no butter but still that tartness, kind of like a Sauvignon Blanc. — 7 days ago

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ZD Wines

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

Ron R

Very nice presentation.
Layered, sweet and textured. Finishes with a hint of tomato (per my wife), but I loved it. Lithe and somewhat viscous, this has another 3 - 5 years of runway ahead of it. Drink these now for maximum enjoyment.
— 14 days ago

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Pride Mountain Vineyards

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2011

Alex Lallos

Way beyond what I expected for a 2011. After 11 years this beauty is fully resolved, velvety and absolutely delicious. Purchased on release, I’m sure glad I waited this long. It’s in its perfect drinking window. Rk — 5 days ago

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Signature Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

Ming L

A good choice to compare to the Art Series. More opulent in its richness yet at the same time more vibrant. Stone fruits plays 2nd fiddle to the bright citrus fruit. There is light toasty touch that I really like.
Beautiful Napa chard.
— 8 days ago

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Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

This is a delicious Chardonnay from Napa Valley.

This three-year-old needed a lot of time to open up properly. I opened it yesterday, and I did not like the nose at all. So I put the cork back, and kept it in the fridge overnight. What a wonderful difference.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Showing citrus, lemons, apples, pears, tropical fruits, guava, lychee, black pepper, spices and light oak.

Nicely balanced with a fresh mouthfeel.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

92 points.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

— 17 days ago

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