North Coast Chardonnay

Copain

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. — 10 days ago

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Saxon-Brown

Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

2017 vintage. Underrated producer, regardless of the varietal. — 19 days ago

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Ron R

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I’ll check into this.
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@Ron R One of the few CA producers that holds everything back a vintage or two or three before releasing. His chards are prob the flashiest wines he makes. Great whites and reds that won’t break the bank.

Schramsberg Vineyards

Mirabelle Brut

Solid. Down the middle. — 6 days ago

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Aubert

Hudson Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 2019

Aubert again. Just had to open it @Ron R. — 21 days ago

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How was it, @Ericsson? Not the most generous numbers… I’ve never have Hudson, so a note or two would be helpful. Aubert releases his appellation wines next month, and that’s where I’m going!
Ericsson

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Just for you: pale gold color. Intense apple, pear and lemon aromas. Dry, medium plus acidity, medium alcohol with pronounced flavors of just ripe apple, Bosc Pear and lemon. Vanilla on the mid palate. A bit of honeyed nutmeg on the medium finish. A bit on the ripened side of the fruit, just might need time compared to the other single vineyard Auberts… Cheers.

Schramsberg Vineyards

Brut Rosé North Coast Sparkling Chardonnay

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

Chappellet

Grower Collection One Block El Novillero Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Crisp pear, lemon, and grapefruit. A little sharp still with some oak but not yet very round. — 9 days ago

Kumeu Village

Chardonnay 2020

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

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Greg Gosselin

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Killer QPR. Delicious indeed. Over the top value.

Clos Pegase

Mitsuko's Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Ming L
8.9

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

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Saintsbury

Sangiacomo Green Acres Carneros Chardonnay 2018

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

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MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2020

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.

90 points.

$26.
— 7 days ago

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$16 per in NJ. Great chard, tho…
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Great price @Ron R 👍