Chardonnay

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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Louis Jadot

Domaine Gagey Le Clou D'Orge Ladoix Chardonnay 2012

Nose has flinty pineapple, ripe mango, moist light oak and white flowers.
Palate has warm stone fruit mash, incredible passion fruit mousse, chalky-ripe yellow peach, light on the acidity, but incredibly long finish.
Solid wine but the acidity of the 2013 version (previously posted) is missing. 😐

Photos from our visit to Jadot from the Spring of 2018, the red wine barrel room packed full-full-full of 2017's, the ceiling of their fermentation room of all wood structure with massive/beautiful spans, the wood vats used for initial processing of new red fruit and our bottle of the evening. I wish we could have tasted any vintage of this wine when we visited, but alas it didn't make it into our lineup.
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Peters Family Winery

Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay 2002

Greg Ballington
9.1

Last of the blind white wines. Theme was new world Chardonnay.

Deep golden yellow, definitely showing some age, easily over ten years. Super interesting nose, have never smelt a white like this before. Notes of chalk, cinnamon, cocoa, honeycomb, candied tropical fruits and brioche. Medium and well balanced acidity (5.5/10) and medium bodied. A bit toasty on the palate with some candied green apples and tangy lemon curd. Medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2020.

Thanks
@Sean Ballington for bringing!
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Sean... who dat???

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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Franck Bonville

Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Some awesome things going on with this champagne:

Grower Champagne
Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs
<$50

It's a soft, simple, velvety champagne. Light on its feet with very creamy soapy bubbles, and well applied acidity to clear it away - baked apple, apricot, cinnamon, brioche, flint, white flowers, honeycomb - about 9g dosage, so not on the dry side of Brut, but not near Extra Dry.

Just beautiful juice for the price - it's not toasty and intense, it is a soft and pretty style, but a great example of Chard from Avize - Oger.

Happy Valentines Day!
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Ruinart

Dom Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2007

Ron R
9.6

Jason’s birthday (with his wifey). Stunning presentation. Lovely nose of toasted hazelnuts and baked bread. Palate is energetic. Tilts towards spices with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Really nice acid profile with excellent balance and mid palate weight. Delicate minerallity comes along for the ride, and completes what is a polished example. Very impressive. β€” 19 hours ago

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@Ron R Happy Birthday to Jason Cheers πŸ₯‚
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Happy birthday Jason πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

Walter Hansel Winery

The North Slope Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Shay A
9.3

These Walter Hansel wines are incredible buys, especially with some age. At first it was extremely reductive and not wanting to show any sort of fruit. A few hours later, it yielded some grilled lemon and papaya with sea salt. Dense on the palate with smoked honeycomb and savory like pineapple. Pop these soon! β€” 2 days ago

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Agree on Hansel @Shay A really nice QPR
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Mark Flesher

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Took me a while to find this one even though I saw Dan cradling this one like a newborn baby. Found it about 30 minutes after opening. Nose of mango and a touch of buttered toast. The entry is dense, guava and peach. Praline note on the middle. Finishes with rounded notes and tamed acidity.
9.3

Domaine des Marrans

Beaujolais Blanc Chardonnay 2016

2016 Burgundy... Do I need to say more? It's slamming good!

Nose is a saline solution with sweet green apple and light oyster shell.
Palate is incredible balanced acidity with Anjou pear and this ever lingering saline finish.

For certain, one of the best BoJo blancs to ever grace my glass!

Happy Valentine's Day 2019 to all.

24hr Update: Nose has subsided slightly, but the palate is going strong and picking up minor red fruit (strawberry) notes. I tend to pick up those red notes only in Chardonnay from Beaujolais, after about a day or two after opening, interesting.
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@Lyle Fass Holy shit, thank you!
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Insane bargain. Beats white burgs twice the price
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Beats white Burg's I buy domestically that are 3x the price!

Nicholas Allen Wines

Carte Blanche Chardonnay 2013

Tropical Chardonnay with great weight and density. Went well with Greek food. Nose of pineapple and honey and a touch of basil. Entry that is also very tropical and quite dense. Mouth coating. Didn't compete with the food like I thought it would, but instead really danced around the fare. Went best with the basil pesto hummus. Finished with more acidity than it started with. Aftertaste was kind of strange, almost like a tart peach. I truly think this wine needs to sit another couple of years before trying again, but it's still a very solid wine for the price point. β€” 8 days ago

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Aubert

Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 2014

Giddy as a schoolgirl to try another vintage of Hyde. This wine has a rather fruit forward nose with a hint of herbs and crushed rock. The entry is very balanced between a mineral rich Chardonnay and a fruit rich Asian pear and under ripe peach. The middle of this wine turns rather dense, and finishes with rounder edges. This wine typically doesn't get the scores that the other SVD chardonnays receive. Fine by me, as it is usually the most available and my personal fave. This one will hold for a while! β€” 9 days ago

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I’m in agreement with Mark here. This chard and Hudson, to me, are normally the most acidic out of the line up, so I usually enjoy these more with some age to them. This is probably in its sweet spot for me. I’ve had the β€˜12, β€˜13, β€˜15 and β€˜16 and think this and the β€˜13 were showing best. More bright and energetic compared to their powerful and rich siblings. Tropical and stone fruit on the nose, with a limestone like note on the palate. Definitely turns a bit soft (in a good way) on the finish. Drinking really well.
9.4
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@Mark Flesher : Great wine, Mark!