Central Coast Chardonnay

Sandhi Wines

Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay 2012

II’ve loved all the Sandhi 2012 range of whites & this Β£65 S&B is superb πŸ‘ Paired with enough curry to get a small village going regular for a week 🀣 πŸ’¨ sorry I didn’t take pics of that feast 😁

πŸ“ Sandhi Sandford & Benedict Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay 2012 @sandhiwines

🏡 94 points

🍷 Golden yellow

πŸ‘ƒ Chopped pineapple, crushed rock mineral, lemon oil, key lime pie, honey gloop & white jasmine flowers w/ light oak, vanilla & apple

πŸ‘„ Med+ body of creamy refreshing clean tropical & citrus yummyness without being overly syrupy & a hit of green apple, pineapple, honey & minerality in med acidity

🎯 Med+ fresh apple, citrus & tropical trickle w/ a dry mineral honeyed pineapple slapette
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Chris, E and 17 others liked this

The Hess Collection

Hess Select Monterey County Chardonnay 2016

This golden wine smells of tropical fruit like mango and pineapple, with apple and sweet oak thrown on top. The palate shows that oak, but in an even-handed way. It works. The mouth is full, and the acidity is zippy. β€” 19 days ago

Serge, P and 4 others liked this

Liquid Farm

Bien Bien Santa Maria Chardonnay 2015

A nod to Burgundy but ripe and exuberant like you would expect from the Central coast. β€” 13 days ago

Bill, Severn and 25 others liked this

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2015

Blind, I would have been very confused as whether to call it old or new world. It’s light yet well structured, some oak yet great freshness and acidity. At a good place in terms of cost performance and matches the strengths of old/new world. β€” 9 days ago

E, Ron and 11 others liked this

Chalone Vineyard

Gavilan Chalone Chardonnay 2014

Hint of citrus, nice balance of acid and apples. β€” a day ago

Jack, Shawn and 11 others liked this

J. Lohr

Riverstone Arroyo Seco / Monterey Chardonnay

Buttery oak and a hint of cardamom πŸ˜‹ β€” 7 days ago

James, David and 5 others liked this

Rombauer Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay 2017

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Strong nose of citrus, vanilla, oak, butter, spices, melons, red apples and lemons.

Full bodied, bold and buttery, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with lemons, grapefruits, apples, pears, almonds, pineapples, oak, vanilla, spices, sea salt, minerals and white pepper.

Long finish with tangy limes.

This is a great Chardonnay from Carneros, California. Buttery and bold and not too oaky, even for my taste.

Very smooth and enjoyable by itself or with food. Rich and extracted.

Robert Parker 90 points.

Thank you, Elvira for sharing. I paired it with Cheeses, crackers and great company.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$39.
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Shawn, Casey and 19 others liked this

J. Wilkes

Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2016

Buttered warm baked crusty apple dessert on the nose. Lightly oaked, allows the crispness of the grape to sparkle through the warmth. β€” 8 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 8 others liked this

Tyler

Bien Nacido Vineyard-W Block Chardonnay 2014

Absolutely friggin sublime. Tyler Chardonnays are often a little edgy and tightly coiled, with serious acid structure that can be kinda imposing, especially in youth. They bristle with energy and cut and are wont to leave even seasoned acid heads reaching for the Pepto at the end of the night. And I love that about them. Truly I do. But this wine has ascended to a higher astral plane. It has shed some of that puerile nervosite and in its place achieved total harmony. The nose is reserved at first, giving up notes of citrus zest, salt air, and pastry cream with a little coaxing. The palate is exquisitely balanced, with riper flavors of lemon meringue and subtle toast that positively coat the palate. It's not until the finish that the acid, minerality, and sheer phenolic weight of the wine finally intercede, and man do they stick with you. An absolute master class in American Chardonnay, with a long life still ahead of it. β€” 3 days ago

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Brewer-Clifton

3D Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay 2013

The 2015 Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay is a beautifully made and ageworthy wine sourced from the Machado, 3D and Acin Vineyards. This has a highly perfumed nose with wild mushroom, Golden Delicious apple and ripe pear. Dense and delicious, this wine has flavors of banana, roasted pineapple and suggestions of white tea with gooseberry accents. The weight and texture of this Chardonnay is absolutely gorgeous as this is a stunning effort by the talented hands of Greg Brewer. Drink 2019-2027- 93 β€” 4 days ago