Central Coast Chardonnay


Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2015

Color of egg white. Nose is nice classic Chardonnay with buttery creamy nutty fragrance, ripe banana and mangoes, and low alcohol warmth. Taste is zesty acidity, with a bit too much on the zest note, ripe pineapple, not very complex, but to the point. After is dominated by zest note and a bit missing. Overall, a quality one. — 2 days ago

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Miya Chardonnay 2011

Not the best Diatom I’ve ever tried, but still pretty damn good. On the nose there are hints of white flowers, lemon rind, and wet slate. The palate has a bracing acidity, no doubt a consequence of the fact that this wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation and never sees any oak. It’s not for everyone, but I think these wines are among the most interesting chards you can try anywhere in the world. I think Parker describes these as a “chablis on steroids”. Although this one is nowhere near Greg Brewer’s best effort, it’s a description I largely agree with (and approve!). — 17 days ago

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Daou Vineyards

Reserve Paso Robles Chardonnay 2016

Drank it at the vineyard...One my favorite chardonnays tasted this year... right on balanced, yellowfruit, lightly ripened pear, beautiful woodinfluence just enough oak...beautiful wine to Paso — 7 hours ago


Solomon Hills Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Oh hey Chardonnay! From California! That I actually like! Excitement. This wine has just the right levels of buttered popcorn partnered with ample acid. This is the friend who makes oh so many dirty jokes but they don’t offend you and they are smart enough to make you laugh at said pseudo-offensive jokes. Jump the fuck in this Chardonnay will take you on an enlightening ride. — 6 days ago

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Caraccioli Cellars

Sparkling Brut Cuvée Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

Incredible amount of carbonation. Floral, deep color. — 6 days ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Coastal Private Selection Central Coast Chardonnay 2019

Extremely mellow in acidity. Bit fruity with hints of sweetness. Good drinking wine with vegetables. — 8 days ago

Sandhi Wines

Mt. Carmel Chardonnay 2014

The expected acid and lemon of a Sandhi. Personally haven’t noticed massive variation in Rajat’s wines across terroir. — 3 days ago

Liquid Farm

White Hill Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2013

Totally mineral driven with racy acidity. With some air and as it warms up you get mandarin orange, Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple, acacia flowers, paraffin, almonds, orange blossom honey, melon, graham cracker, finishing with salinity and granite. — 3 days ago

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I really like this stuff, Joe.

Talley Vineyards

Bishop's Peak Edna Valley Chardonnay 2015

Floral, citrus, mineral and crisp with subtle oak in the background. Dry with green apple and lemon notes. Paired great with lobster salad. Not an over the top oak and buttery Chardonnay, but much more refined and crisp with lots of fruit. $13 at Vin Chicago — 3 days ago

Layer Cake Wines

One Hundred Percent Pure Central Coast Chardonnay

I enjoyed this wine. Don't ask me about the notes and tannins because I don't know. — 6 days ago

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