Bread & Butter Wines

Bread & Butter Wines

California Chardonnay 2020

Golden hay color
On nose
#honey #pear apple, #melon #butter brie cheese, flower petals.
Smooth on the mouth, refreshing and buttery, just as you would look in a chardonnay from napa.
I had it with pan fried salmon with lemon-butter. Risotto and salad, worked perfectly.
— 14 days ago

Stone Hill Winery

Reserve Hermann Dry Chardonel 2015

Ok, this will read a little oddly...

Decanted 2H. Somewhat Meursault-like... Nose has dried pineapple, hazelnut butter and fresh honey. Palate has warmed pear, browning butter and dried lime zest.

24H Update:
Nose has candied pineapple, slight vanilla oak, crushed hazelnut, buckwheat honey and lemon zest. Palate has warmed pear, lime pith, browning butter and oxidized yellow apple. This bottle is really changing my perception of MO wines, we've certainly had good whites/reds from the State, but this is a different standard. I'll still confess if blinded, this is Meursault, after several hours of air last night, and again with 24 hours of air, just wow!
— 4 days ago

Jody, Douglas and 24 others liked this

Pol Roger

Extra Cuvée de Réserve Brut Rosé Champagne Blend 2012

A deep raspberry in the glass. A steady stream of fine, minuscule bubbles with wonderful creaminess and finely textured. The nose is lithe and gorgeous with an abundance of spice upfront. A veritable explosion of fresh red berries. Cherries, wild strawberries, and raspberries. Blood orange and kumquats along with apricots and apple crumble. Delightful brioche bread aromas and butter. The red fruits here are just so nice.

At first smell and sip, it’s abundantly clear that this follows in the long line of champagnes with pure class from Pol Roger. 60/40 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay with 15% of the Pinot vinified as red wine. Aged for six years before release and undergoes full malo. Incredible depth and power here. Classy and high toned, this is controlled opulence. Despite the 8 g/l dosage, the acidity is still high and vivacious.

Full bodied yet graceful, this simply dances upon the tongue. With cherry and more apricot notes, the palate comes alive. Spice tickles the tongue and the underlying biscuits please. Long finish that truly leaves you wanting more. Develops so very nicely in the glass over time. Exquisite today, but will be so much better down the road.
— 2 days ago

Andrew, Dawn and 3 others liked this

de Venoge

Princes Tour Eiffel Champagne Blend

Well, isn’t this just special. A limited release celebrating the 130th anniversary of the inauguration of the Eiffel Tower. De Venoge’s Princes cuvées have possibly the most distinctive and striking presentations in all of wine. And yes, the champagne lives up to it.

A pale lemon color with glorious perlage and an innately creamy mousse. Pronounced blue fruit on the nose with a nice underpinning of fragrant herbs. Orange blossoms and toasty yeast. Sweet butter and ripe pears star along with some really nice floral aromas. Vanilla and honey after significant time in the glass.

A champagne that is refined and elegant to a wonderful degree. Equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Aged for five years on lees and released with a Brut dosage of 6 g/l. A more classic, aristocratic style of champagne that harkens back to an age of yesteryear. Restrained acidity and a very smooth mouthfeel and texture. The harmony here is delightful.

Almond slivers and lemon peel on the attractive and slightly generous palate. Fine minerality and a bit of blueberry. Bread crust, black currant, and limestone. The length here is fantastic and teases the tongue with a bit of warm spice. Truly fantastic, a one of a kind package that doesn’t disappoint.
— 24 days ago

Dawn, Neil and 3 others liked this


Very cool bottle design.

Hartford Court

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Very nice mixture of butter with citrus flavors that fit a salad dinner with freshly made bread. — 11 days ago

Eddie, Ericsson and 1 other liked this

Bread & Butter Wines

Merlot 2019

Check out what Randy Fuller says about this because he’s spot on and better at verbalizing than I am. Cheers! — a month ago


V.P. Vieillissement Prolongé Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Beautiful mousse. Slight fresh bread. Cranberry. Fresh saline minerality. Kicks above its weight class. — 12 days ago

Andrew, Scott and 2 others liked this

Damien Coquelet

kes Ki Dit Beaujolais Gamay

Loved this. Paired perfectly with bread & cheese. — 2 days ago