Central Coast Chardonnay

Au Bon Climat

Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Santa Maria Valley Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2015

N: Lemons, ginger, banana peel, very fresh, like a just passed thunderstorms sun. You can smell the oak, but it’s like a ghost in the background.
P:Lemon custard, ever so light, creamy,tart, long finish, slight wood. He was really talented.
R.I.P. Jim Clendenen
If served this “ blind”, very few would peg it as a Cali Chard. A stylistic response to criticism of previous, over the top Chards.
With time and air, some flinty mineral goodness appears along with the sensation of citrus pith.
— 8 days ago

Eddie, Lyle and 7 others liked this

Aubert

Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay

Color is a bright light gold. Apple, grapefruit & lemon on the nose with subtle aromas of pineapple and vanilla. Taste is juicy, luscious and creamy on the palate giving the wine a beautifully balanced acidity. Lemon and pineapple fruits give it a worthy initial taste with notes of tangerine, florals and a stone-pear finish. A treat and celebration moving into our new home. — a day ago

Karin BlazonaJill Young
with Karin and Jill
Jill, Tom and 13 others liked this

Hudson

Seashell Chardonnay 2018

18’ Hudson Seashell. Inaugural release. Wait a year or two. Sits in between the lady bug & little bit as far acidity is concerned & fruit. Join “Hudson wine club” & ask for just the single vineyard Chardonnay’s . All sold out & becoming more & more popular. — 9 days ago

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Ron R

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Sounds really nice, @David L. Reasonably priced? Thanks
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$85 a btl. @Ron R

Domaine Jean Francois

The Twelve Rows Sanford and Benedict Proprietor's Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Santa Rita chard from a storied vineyard by the Terlato guys(!) It’s actually quite nicely balanced, solid effort — 4 days ago

Steven, Martin and 6 others liked this

Roar

Sierra Mar Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Alex Lallos
9.3

The roar wines are off the charts these days. Had a chance to taste with Franciscioni fam — 17 days ago

Ira, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Sandhi Wines

Rita's Crown Chardonnay 2014

Lovely Raj Parr Chardonnay. Great feel, subtle but complex palate. Excellent! — 16 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Ericsson, Tom and 2 others liked this

Desparada

"Wayfinder" Bien Nacido Chardonnay

Lovely light oak, lime and a tiny spicy hint of the exotic. All that is fabulous about new oak chardonnay — 12 days ago

Kessler-Haak

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2011

Hits all the Pinot Noir marks! Maybe 10 years aged helped too. Rich smooth well balanced flavor pallet with light elegant grape/fruit spice and tart notes, enough tannin end to be real and even reinforce the flavors, and a pleasant earthy aroma when you first lift the glass. I’ll look for more but I doubt that I can wait as long. — 2 days ago

Muir Wood

Unoaked Arroyo Seco Chardonnay 2020

Star bright straw gold. Quince, orange zest, and white pepper on the inviting nose and medium palate which adds a bit of birch(!) on the finish. Extra time on the lees shows itself in texture and body that many California unoaked Chardonnays lack. Not Burgundian by any stretch, but it can go anywhere a lower-end Maconnais can with aplomb. Pork medallions is my current choice. Drink now. — 20 days ago

Jonathan, Byron and 4 others liked this

Mer Soleil

Silver Unoaked Santa Lucia Highlands Monterey Co. Chardonnay

Enjoyed this quite a bit. A cacophony of flavors. Nice clean finish — 11 days ago