Central Coast Chardonnay

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Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch! All wines tasted blind.

Ripping acid, even with 7yrs on it! Pure Meyer lemon upfront with added notes of honeysuckle, chamomile and underripe citrus. On the palate it was limestone and mineral driven. Slightly reductive. I called this Chablis. Nice imitator. Thanks
@Jack Thompson .
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Cambria Estate Winery

Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

delicious. citrus zest, balanced acid. — 4 days ago

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Liquid Farm

Four Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016

What Jay McInerney calls the paradox of Sta. Rita Hill’s Chardonnay: lean and fleshy! Lemon cream, key lime, and candied ginger. Cool climate acidity masterfully balanced by gentle oak spice. — 4 days ago

Le P'tit Paysan

Jack's Hill Monterey County Chardonnay 2016

Delicious unoaked Chardonnay. Lemon, grapefruit acidity and superbly balanced. Went very well with crispy bacon mushroom risotto and scallops. A perfect pairing to close out the weekend 😊 — 7 days ago

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Calera

Fortieth Anniversary Vintage Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Winemaker's Notes: "Our debut vintage of Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay truly embodies the cool coastal climate of the Santa Maria Valley. The nose offers enticing aromas of Meyer lemon, citrus zest, and subtle brioche notes. On the palate, vibrant citrus, layers of lemon and pear are rounded out by hazelnut. This delightfully poised Chardonnay has a lush viscous mouthfeel leading to a beautiful finish."
Right up my alley for $20.00.
— 4 days ago

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Nice
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Not meant to replace Aubert or Rivers Marie, it stays in its lane. Pop & pour everyday viscous Chardonnay with a great nose & color

Brewer-Clifton

3-D Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2013

Awesome start to Super Bowl Weekend (note the Cohiba Behike cigar in the background... — 15 days ago

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Lioco

Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Straw with gold leaf glints. Compelling nose of acorn squash, zucchini blossom, cooling lemon zest, green apple, lime, drawn, clarified butter, corn flakes, tiny sprinkles of dried pineapple, and banana leaf aromas. Soft lemon pith and wet peel, green orchid stem, tangy, deconstructed lime from zest to oil and pith, lemon grass, and fresh cut lemon somehow echoing green apple tart bursts; lean and sexy with myriad edible flowers, lavender, squash blossom, nasturtiums, dandelion, and others, small and subtle. Overall a great Chardonnay with elegance and calculated beauty reminiscent of a Japanese garden, or a small, manicured French palatial jardin. .
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— 7 days ago

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@David Kline Nice post Cheers 🍷

The Hilt

The Vanguard Chardonnay 2015

Re-committing to my long review backlog. This one is a perennial favorite for me, and Wayne does a great job from year to year with this central coast chard. More on the honey/peach side of the spectrum, with a light amount of oak and butter. Definitely one (like Aubert) that benefits from a bit of time in the glass and approaching room temp. — 6 months ago

David, Shay and 3 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Chardonnay 2014

Lovely Chardonnay showing peach, melon, dried apples, apricots, butterscotch, almonds, a hint of white flower mid palate and mild oak!

I look at Vintage Charts as a reference to be followed lightly (very lightly)and was excited to see that this wine was in the green or ready to drink and it is delicious!

Alcohol 13.5%. 👌
— 16 days ago

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Trixie

Nice! Enjoy your weekend!🍷😁

Liquid Farm

White Hill Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2017

Lean and racy, mineral driven. Would call it Chablis in a blind tasting. Named White Hill after the diatomaceous earth of the Santa Rita hills. Low alcohol and zippy acidity. — 4 days ago