Napa Valley Chardonnay

Cuvaison

ATS Selection Chardonnay

The highest level chardonnay made at the Cuvaison estate. 11 barrels of old wente and dijon clones. This wine opens as almost weightless on PnP but gains some richness with air. I taste lime zest and tangerine (like the LaCroix flavor) with a wet gravel minerality. It also has a light oak signature and lively acidity. Very well balanced and fresh, great for the next 5 years. — 20 hours ago

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Forman

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

This wine was a big hit last evening with Asher after he got a pinky-taste. This morning he asked for “wine please.” (Uh-oh) While I’m inclined to reward such politeness it seemed a bit early in the day. The wine itself? A bigger and more forward style of Chardonnay than I normally gravitate to but can’t fault the quality and balance. The grapefruit, lemon curd, pineapple creme brûlée and moderate toast should meld beautifully with some more time. — 13 days ago

Riddley, Eric and 11 others liked this

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Medium oak, good balance, a fruity pear taste. Nice acid . Easy on my tummy. — 3 days ago

Shay, Robert and 3 others liked this

Kongsgaard

Napa Valley Chardonnay

Disappointing this go around. Had to pour out the first 2012 because of bad cork. Second was better but not up to Kongsgaard standard, especially for the 2012 — 19 days ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015

Color of beautiful gold, with a light hue of green glowing. Nose of green apple, roasted nuts, ripe fruit like cantaloupe and pineapple, and a touch of mineral. Taste with mineral jumping ahead, then some green apple, quite dry, ginger, zest, and a bit spice. Aftertaste of zest, and gingery, with warmth in the throat. Good flavors and well made. — 4 days ago

Mike, David and 6 others liked this

Failla

Haynes Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Greg Ballington
9.2

Medium golden yellow. Really juicy on the nose with layers of citrus and stone fruits. Followed with some smokiness and hay. Great acidity (7/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Great structure on the palate with some straw, oak, stone fruits, lemon and some minerality. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2021. — 6 days ago

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@David L there you go @Greg Ballington thank you young sir
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Good juice. Enjoyed the Hudson also.

Aubert

Sugar Shack Chardonnay 2016

Aubert is so good young, it takes a deep cellar to ever experience their wines with age. The aromatics permeate every nasal crevice with overwhelming complexity and depth. White flowers, brûléed pears, lemon bar, and gooseberries. The vintage’s lower ABV lets more of the fruit, acid, and lovely structure shine. — 20 days ago

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Aaron Rankin

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@Ron R yep. I had doubts, if was still into the exuberant style, as I also love the other end of the chard spectrum. But at the right time/place, my wife and I are Gaga for Aubert. You?
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We just made the cut, And we are thrilled! This wine is very special. It possesses a level of detail that is almost impossible to find or describe. If you have not yet tried Aesthete, you should get some. It’s a Sauv Blanc, but occupies the same space from an experience perspective. Happy new year, bud!
Aaron Rankin

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I haven’t. Just picked up a few bottles. Cheers to the new year.

O'Brien Estate

Reserve Chardonnay 2013

Greg Ballington
9.2

Medium golden yellow. Buttery nose with some oak, marzipan, light lemon zest and green apples. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and solid tannins with a medium plus body. Quite a bit of oak on the palate, stone fruits, minerality and creamy lone finish. Drink till 2023. — 6 days ago

India Okoh
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Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.0

January Wednesday Wine Committees are always a great as the red wines are required to be 11yrs old, making all of the reds 2008 vintage. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine were served today, all blind.

I was one of the only people to guess this as Cali Chardonnay, though I thought it was Sonoma. Very light and pale in color. Little acid. Touch of lemon tart and cashew on the nose with a fairly round mid palate. Drink these soon.
— 17 days ago

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Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2009

Citrus, green apple and stone fruit. Still very crisp, did not show 10 yrs of age. No Malo and only 10% new oak, very restrained for Napa Chardonnay — 13 days ago

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