Central Coast Chardonnay

Chanin

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Yummy Chanin S&B @ £40 that’s lovely for the money 😎👍

🍷 Golden straw

👃 Lemon oil, crunchy mineral, honey vanilla buttermilk & lime zest

👄 Med+ body of well balanced smooth creamy green apple, zingy citrus, honey & vanilla in med acidity

🎯 Long buttery honey infused creamy citrus, apple & lime linger
— 2 days ago

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Big Basin Vineyards

Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Puligny like structure. Taut citrus fruit with background flinty smoke. Extremely enjoyable now but guessing with time will put on more weight and will really be amazing — 11 days ago

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The Ojai Vineyard

Solomon Hills Vineyard Chardonnay 2006

Fantastic chardonnay from Adam Tolmach at The Ojai Vineyard. In 2006 (and 2011), conditions were apparently just right for the development of botrytis on the chardonnay grapes. The grapes were allowed to concentrate and then the juice was fermented to dryness. The result is a stunning, unique chardonnay that has unctuousness reminiscent of a sauternes wrapped in a dry table wine (or maybe a better analogy is a cross between a Sine Qua Non chard-driven white and a grand cru montrachet). Absolutely fantastic. — 21 days ago

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Sound superb

Hilliard Bruce

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2012

Drawn back to this again. I can see why Antonio Galloni would call this “one of the most distinctive Chardonnay in the Central Coast and California more broadly.” Replete with paradoxical tension, it’s just as enticing intellectually as it is hedonistic. The only certainty is the intensity. Fabulous. — 9 days ago

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Antonio Galloni

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So glad you liked it!
TheSkip

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Nice one @Isaac Pirolo I’m not familiar with this one!
Isaac Pirolo

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@TheSkip Winemaker is Greg Brewer (Brewer-Clifton, Melville).

Bravium

Rosella's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

I haven’t had a Cali Chardonnay in a long time. This is very nice. Golden color. Nose has ripe pit fruit, light vanillin, and a background note of crushed rocks. Mouthfilling but not heavy at all, the palate is more on the savory side. I like the juxtaposition of the light mouthfeel with lots of flavor. — 17 days ago

Jeff, Severn and 9 others liked this

Lafond

Stainless Steel Lafond Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Not quite the minerality of a Chablis, but the creamy smooth texture brings out the weight and body in a unique way. This wine feels like an adequate compromise between the oaky/buttery manipulated style and the “this is what the terroir produces” expression of the grape. — 21 days ago

Tom, Trixie and 16 others liked this

La Crema

Monterey Chardonnay 2013

Paired with roasted chicken at our sister’s wedding reception dinner. Light oak and mild malo, pretty fair. — 5 days ago

Phil, Daniel and 13 others liked this

Arcadian

Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2005

Stunning! Lots of savory, vegetal qualities on the nose, balanced with citric acidity that makes for a wild ride! — 4 days ago

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Clos La Chance

Harman Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Alex Lallos
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Slight bias cause it my cousin's vineyard in Portola valley but damn it's good on day two once some oak blows off. 2 acre vineyard near Rhys (alpine road). A little heavy handed with oak but actually well integrated at the same time. For the style it's really great.... wente clone perhaps? I'd have to ask but so typically California circa 1990s and very enjoyable as such. Super cool super limited. — 16 days ago

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Melville

Inox Clone 76 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2012

2012 just drank and even with flu punched through my cloudy head....nice structured lemony custard minerally tight frame with balanced and piercing acidity...great effort!!! — 5 days ago