Central Coast Chardonnay

Liquid Farm

White Hill Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2014

Hard to beat LF from a QPR perspective, or any other perspective when it comes to Cali Chard. Beautifully cut notes of river rock, lemon zest, sage pepper all in a restrained and balanced package. — 8 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Runway Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

A touch more oaky than his other Chards — 8 days ago

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Mer Soleil

Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2013

Look - this is what it is, an opulent sexy Chard that has some age & maturity adding another dimension to the overall effect. Showing dark & oxidized there is still a ton of tropical fruit (guava, pineapple & mango) with caramel dipped apple and orange oil. Thick acidic structure - just not racy and does have trouble cutting thru this viscous giant. Full rich hi-octane across the palate. — 14 days ago

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Clendenen Family Vineyards

Le Bon Climat Chardonnay 2011

@David L Awesome Chardonnay! I’m enjoying my 1st bottle thanks to the man himself.......David L!
Big, rich and drinking perfectly at this time. Love it, love it, love it! Thanks bud!
— 7 days ago

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David L

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Jim designs that wine for he and his family. It’s what he personally enjoys.
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I’ve had 3 cases of it in the last few years. I’m a club member. They constantly offer me big discounts on the wine. I rarely say no!
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Awesome PNP!


Jayson North Coast Chardonnay 2013

Shay A

Monthly WTF wine group meet up.

Honeysuckle, mint, lanolin, and butterscotch on the nose. It’s got a bit of wet fur, old lemon and old popcorn on the palate. I’d be more inclined to drink these early but this was still solid.
— 4 days ago

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Ultramarine Wines

Blanc de Blancs Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Shay A

Monthly WTF wine group meet up.

My contribution. After getting the ‘14s in last week, I wanted to take a ‘13 for a test drive. Toasted, little oxidative on the nose (in a good way), sea salt, & marzipan; minuscule bubbles. Not chalky or limestone driven, but a great creamy mousse up front. Almond and brioche on the palate, roasted lemon and grapefruit. Not as tart or tight as the ‘12 from my experience. Gained more pear as it opened.
— 4 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A Love these wines...
Do you think this wine will get better in a year or two? Or in a good spot now?
Shay A

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@Bryan Kesting : You know, I’m inclined to say this is drinking so well now to drink sooner rather than later as the toasted and oxidative notes will likely remain, but there is plenty of structure to hold for a few more years without decline.

Myka Cellars

Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2016

Sweet apricot start that gives rise to a very smooth, buttery middle, and a tinge of an acidic finish. This wine is delightful! — 9 days ago

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Estate Grown Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Some vanilla, thick with oak taste, apple. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Nice value — 15 days ago

Tom, Rob and 11 others liked this

Big Basin Vineyards

Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Delicious Chardonnay.Had at the house by a fire outside over the holidays. A nice and delicious change of pace — 16 hours ago


Chardonnay 2015

This wine will be deserving of a 94 in a year or two. As it is, almost deserving of 94 today. Very robust mouthfeel, more so than 2014. Fruit is there, more so than 2014. The Finish is a little bit better, even better than the 2014. Oh, who am I kidding, this one is certainly a 94, and potentially capable of 95. Rated the 2014 a 94 as well, and I really don't think there is a full point of difference between the two. This wine is full malolactic, but the qualities have a stone-ground newt in the front and middle in addition to the ample weight and body. Borchardt definitely knows what he is doing. — 13 days ago

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Wow. This is up there with some of your Aubert chard scores!
Mark Flesher

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Agreed @Shay A . This 15 was really complex tonight. But I think I need to sit on the rest.