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Ramey Wine Cellars

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Vingårdsläge från en av Kaliforniens högst ansedda vinmakare. 30% jäst i hela klasar. Svårt att beskriva allt som är bra här. En otrolig potentent, rikt och nervkittlande vin. Mogna citroner, torkad annans, gula äpplen balanserat med kardemumma, marsipan, snäckskal och en mineral sensation. Som frankofil är det nedslående att konstatera att jag nog aldrig druckit bättre chardonnay. — 14 days ago

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Orin Swift Cellars

Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Dense, verging on oily.
Tastes like a big bowl of fruit salad (grapes, cantaloupe, green pineapple and apricots; seasoned with touches of mint and lemonzest).
A big, bold and audacious SB.
— an hour ago

Jan, Shay and 2 others liked this

Domaine Della

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

2017 vintage. This is the Earl Stephens Vineyard. Wasn’t popping up and didn’t merit expert review (tho requested) apparently. — 6 days ago

Ron, Jason and 4 others liked this

Merry Edwards

Olivet Lane Chardonnay 2019

Pale gold color. Aromas of lemon, orange blossoms and creme brûlée. Soft citrus flavors, toasted almonds with minimal oak/butter on the finish. Gorgeous Chardonnay.

🥇 93 points - Wine and Spirit Magazine
🥇 90 points - Jeb Dunnuck
— 12 days ago

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Nice!🥂 Cheers!

Hartford Court

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Nice blend of aromas. Green apple, pear, white flowers and a touch of citrus. Same fruits on the pallet along with hints of almonds and yellow apple. Hint of salinity on the finish. Not buttery at all. Exceptional balance and complexity. Crisp and medium bodied. Thank You John P. — 8 days ago

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Stella Bella

Margaret River Chardonnay 2019

Very pleased with this wine! Stone fruit, papaya, florals, almonds, minerals and mild honey and vanilla. 45 min decant. Butter was present on the nose but surprisingly not on palate!
To me this shows more Burgundy in style 👍..appreciate the 13% alc.
Apparently this is
#25 of Wine Enthusiast top 100 of 2021. It also received a rating of 94 from ? Every time I pick up the glass it changes!
— 5 days ago

Sharon, Severn and 16 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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Great to see Stella Bella available in the USA - a great district and year for Chardonnay. Glad you enjoyed it Dawn.
Dawn E.

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@Bob McDonald Costco find!

Edge Hill

Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

California burgundy style
Hard to beat old Edge Hill Bacigalupi in California, recommended white Burgundy from
@David T at $ 40.00 takes the checkered flag though.
— 7 days ago

Deborah, Severn and 19 others liked this


Limerick Lane Vineyard Zinfandel 2017

A superlative balance of tart acidity (not expected in Zin) & super ripe, juicy fruit (expected): spiced black plum, Concord grape, black cherry, blackberry jam, pastille. May not be my favorite Zin nor my favorite Matthiasson, but very good (albeit atypical) examples of both. Medium body. Exactly what I want with chicken chili. — 9 days ago

Paul, Severn and 10 others liked this
Joshua Fisher

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Thanks didn’t even know Steve made a Zinfandel
Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

@Joshua Fisher Steve does it all! In fact, Matthiasson has actually made Zins from at least 2 different vineyards. I got this wine in a past wine club shipment (I was a member for 3-4 years and would highly recommend), so I imagine this wine isn’t widely distributed / available outside of winery direct.
Jae Cho

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For sure love Steve’s take on Zin. Like everything ese he does, really lifted.

Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Yes! This again. Heavily oaked Pinot but so beautiful on the pallet with ripe fruit and fresh acidity plus the hefty feel. Cheers again. — 3 days ago

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Juan Pablo Perez

Juan Pablo Perez

On the same wavelength tonight … had the 2018

Merry Edwards

Meredith Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Medium ruby color. Aromas of pomegranate, strawberry and leather. Strong oak on this wine. Needs some time or decanting.

🥇 95 points - Wine Enthusiasts
🥇 91 points - Wine Spectator
— 12 days ago

Anthony, Tom and 14 others liked this