Napa Valley Chardonnay

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

Greg Ballington

First winery on day three traveling from Sonoma to Napa Valley was Pride Mountain Vineyards with Paul. First wine was the Carneros Chardonnay. This bottling is made up of 100% Chardonnay from three vineyards within the Carneros region of Napa Valley. Aged for a total of eight months in 25% new French oak, of which seven months are on the lees. Only 1,900 cases produced.

Medium lemon yellow in appearance. Fruity nose with white apricot, kiwi, green apples, a touch of butter and some gravel. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and medium bodied. Tons of spices and baked apples on the palate followed by a touch of zestiness and gravel. Long finish. Drink till 2023.

$$ - Tasted at the winery. Retail price is $42.00.
— 2 months ago

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Haynes Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Mike R

Man I bought some for @David L And myself and placed them in the cellar to relax prior to this fall when I can ship the bottles out and of course my wife and friends see these beauties and again gulp them down - I guess I am grateful they took pictures

Again they were definitely smiling
— 14 days ago

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Sounds like you need to rent space from @Shay A ‘s classic wine storage!
Mike R

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@TheSkip you are so right
David Lentine

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Your the best!

Far Niente Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013

A beautiful rounded Chardonnay with faint oak and gentle apple and warm bread notes. Always a pleasure. 2013 was a bit hot but it might be for our issues with the cellar. Keep it in a cool place. — 8 days ago


Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015

He did it again., Melka at his best!!
This is crack for the soul after a bad day, hard day, somewhat hard day, not hard at all day, easy or really easy day. You pick and drink accordingly 🙌👏👏👏👏🙌😘

Definitely a must buy!
— 18 hours ago

Paul, Mark and 14 others liked this

TOR Kenward Family Wines

Chardonnay Cuvee Torchiana Wente Clone Sonoma County 2011

Always my go to vintner - a deep golden yellow in the glass, vanilla and tropical notes, a BIG chardonnay. Very good - no issues with the vintage. — 11 days ago

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Dawn Emory

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@Carl Fischer sounds fabulous..Cheers!


Oakville Chardonnay 2010

Very odd yet fun wine. And honestly I'm not sure if this one is nearing the top, at the top, or just over the hill. But it is delicious. The wine smells like ripe peach and some butter. Entry is viscous. Butterscotch. Mango and butterscotch dominated front. Seems to have some kind of basil note in the middle. Tame citrus to a butterscotch and heavier finish with some tannin still present. Opened alongside a 2010 Aubert Hyde and was a good sparring partner. — 23 days ago

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This was super unique. To me, it was all butterscotch and mango for sure. Couldn’t identify what the savory note was, but basil is probably the best bet. Full bodied with a lengthy finish.


Sugar Shack Chardonnay 2012

In comparison, this was less rounded then the Pinot, still with a lot of limestone although started out with somewhat muted citrus fruit. As it warmed up, it actually seemed to get more vibrant fruit wise and more rounded on the palate. There was a nice little synergism that seemed to exist here with Kettle potato chips. I'd say this one definitely still has a few years ahead of it — 15 days ago

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Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Mike R

They thought the wine was a typical Hudson type delivery - bolder than many chards and fruit forward like I would have liked but of course it empty bottle licking time for - man can these ladies pick their medicine and wash it down but suggest staying out of their way when they are on their mission. 😂😮 — 14 days ago

Mike, Ted and 37 others liked this


Toyon Farm Chardonnay 2013

Damn Benny!!!! Holy freaking great Chardonnay!!! — 2 days ago

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Watson Ranch Chardonnay 2015

Wine club gathering with dear friends. Two whites and two reds, all tasted blind.

Awesome Chard. Complex yet slightly off-putting from the onset, but as the selection opened up the notes began to formulate and show some structure. Lemon custard, lemon grass, menthol, dill, candied pineapple, and slate.
— 22 days ago

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@Kyle Groombridge : Why am I not surprised that you have this? Your store is always loaded with awesome stuff! Wish there was a super easy way to buy from other stores and transfer the bottles to a store close by!
Dawn Emory

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Love this Chard!
Ryan Vento

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@Dawn Emory Yes! I look forward to getting some more.