Napa Valley Chardonnay

Brasswood

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.1

If you aren’t familiar with Brasswood, you should change that. A truly state of the art custom crush facility in St Helena (has housed clients like Bevan Cellars, Moone Tsai, Montagu, Modus Operandi, Dark Matter, etc), with tasting rooms, caves, a shop, bakery and a fantastic restaurant. On top of all that, they have their own label, which Angelina Mondavi consults on.

This is my first time trying their Chardonnay offering, courtesy of Brasswood’s Somm
@Joshua Fisher . I was fortunate to follow this over the course of a few days. Day one had this showing very primary...down the middle type chard. Day two saw this increase in complexity...certainly true to Napa chard with a warm and soft profile, revealing lanolin, lemon cream, and even a cotton candy note on the nose. The palate has added notes of ripe melon, banana, and powdered sugar. Viscous but a line of acidity keeps this nervy. Thanks Josh.
— 3 days ago

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Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

Went dry there for a few weeks. Back with a pair from Stags Leap. Quaffable Chard here - struck me as well balanced. — 5 days ago

Mike, Shay and 4 others liked this

Davis Estates

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015

David T
9.3

Previous notes apply. Rock solid on its own and with soft white cheeses. One of the best CA Chardonnay’s & values.

Come on 9ers. Cheers! 🍾🥂
— 14 days ago

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Odette

Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch!

I am aware of the relationship between Odette and Plumpjack, and while I don’t know the differences in their reserve Chardonnay winemaking, this Odette is (for my taste) incredibly superior to the Plumpjack version. Modern Cali chard with a touch of restraint (I think there is some stainless used here). Aromatically it shows ripe stone fruits, melon and clove, while the palate is quite viscous with melon, lemon cream, Powdered lemon bar, and lemon oil. Lots to like here. Thanks
@Jidhin R .
— 4 days ago

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Beringer Vineyards

Luminus Oak Knoll District Chardonnay 2016

Clear medium lemon color. Aromas of stone and citrus fruits with gentle spice notes. The palate shows apple, Orange and lemon flavors layered with a mineral earthy nutty undertone. Very lively acid shows up on the finish, about medium, with a surprisingly smooth ending. Very nice!! — 9 days ago

Daniel P., Shay and 1 other liked this

Arnot-Roberts

Watson Ranch Chardonnay 2018

Jeremy Shanker
9.1

The perfect balance between old school and new school styles. — 4 days ago

Martin, Rob and 8 others liked this

Starmont Winery and Vineyards

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Interesting and not a typical California oak bomb Chardonnay. Limestone salinity with green apple and pear. Crisp and refreshing. Would be great in the summer. — 2 days ago

Newton

Unfiltered Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch!

Another solid, classic Cali chard. These chards have always been consistent in profile and while JKongsgaard hasn’t been making the wines for quite a while, a lot of his style remains. Unfiltered and rich profile, but also soft, showing cotton candy, orange peel, juicy fruit, and a lemon cream type note. This is Hudson-like, with a little more restraint. Thanks
@Bill Makens .
— 4 days ago

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Mark Herold Wines

Napa Valley-Carneros Chardonnay 2015

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch! All wines tasted blind.


Lots of concentrated fruit here...orange marmalade, poached pears and Meyer lemon on the nose. Rich without being flabby. Just a touch of acidity. It smelled more old world but drank so warm, and I called it at least 14.5ABV which took me back to Cali. Because of the above, it took me to more Napa vs Sonoma. Very enjoyable now. Thanks
@Benjamin Keator .
— 4 days ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

Late Disgorged Blanc de Blancs Brut Chardonnay 2008

Eric S
9.5

Great balance. Lemons, curd, and toasted Carmel. Awesome! — a day ago

Severn, Paul and 24 others liked this