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. — 10 days ago
First bottle of honeymoon wine at the Mark Hopkins InterContinental In San Francisco! It smells like the best piece of baked brioche bread, the crust specifically. Surprisingly light on the bubbles, almost a pet-nat level of effervescence, but the flavor is straight acidic red fruits, with strawberry and some lemon citrus, and a delicious dry finish. The finish is also mouth drying, but all mineral driven. Very enjoyable pre-dinner sparkling! — 7 days ago
Crisp pear, lemon, and grapefruit. A little sharp still with some oak but not yet very round. — 9 days ago
Ripe grapefruit, almost peachy - a little funk which blew off. Enough palate cleansing acidity to make this very moreish. A delicious wine which is amazing value at only $21.50 per bottle from one of the best Chardonnay producers in the New World. A big statement I know but try his premium Mate’s Vineyard and see what you think. — 11 days ago
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. — 18 days ago
v18. Very Good! Toasty, fresh cut apple nose. Creamy, fresh apples and pear fruit. Bright, weighty, round , baking spice, oaky finish. Nicely balanced. — 8 days ago
Yellow in color with a golden hue.
Nice nose of citrus, cedar, toast, vanilla, spices, golden apples and white pepper.
Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with oak, vanilla, citrus, apples, light pineapple, pears and light earth.
Tangy finish with limes and black pepper.
This is a tasty Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast. Refreshing and easy to drink. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.
Needs 15 minutes of airtime to remove some of the vanilla notes, and balance itself out.
Alcohol is well integrated, so you better watch out.
Good by itself or with food, and will be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.
100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in mostly French oak barrels for 6 months on their lees.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$26. — 7 days ago