Napa Valley Chardonnay

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Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013

Ron R
9.1

Honeysuckle and yeast on the nose. Soft, round presentation. Substantial oak, but not overdone. For the mid 30’s, not bad. Lacks a little weight and depth on the finish. Enough pleasure-pellets to go around, tho. — 4 days ago

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Ron R

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Just add emphasis to the “suckle.” 🙂
Norman Gennaro

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Was wondering about these guys. Forget who makes it and why I had it on my list.
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Hi @Norman Gennaro, it’s very accessible. At the right price, worth a look.

Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

The nose throws me every time on this bottle, a little Burgundian with stemmy, grape seed notes, little oak influence, mild citrus. Buy this and hold for only a few years for a reward. Not your typical Napa style.

@David T saw your notes on this vintage, maybe consider a little more bottle age? I do consider this a pretty good value for CA, delivering the above notes for $35 and two years in our cellar.
— 18 days ago

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David T

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@Severn Goodwin I very much understand that heir a lot of people that like this wine. Many of the CA Chardonnays just don’t agree with my palate anymore. The hot climate and the amount new wood use just is simply not for me anymore. I prefer the cooler climate and neutral or no wood use that is white Burgundy nine times of out ten over CA Chardonnay.
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin

Much agreed on our palate alignments, but every now and then I get caught off guard by a CA Chardonnay, they are no longer in my regular rotation.

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2009

First time trying Mountelena Chardy.
2009 apparently one of the best vintages ever made.
I found this wine incredibly complex, maybe because of the vintage and the demi bouteille. After six month I still remember lots of fruity and creamy aromas and texture.
— 21 hours ago

Chappellet

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014

Exceptional balance and tension, right on the line of oaky/buttery but stops just short of being too manipulated by the wine maker. Delicious result, paired nicely with popcorn and Netflix. — 4 days ago

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Hands of Time Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Dinner; 6 December 2017 at Trumbull Kitchen, Hartford, CT — 7 days ago

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John Anthony Vineyards

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014

14’ John Anthony Chardonnay. Complexity… Not so much. Carmel popcorn! I Flippin love this Chard . This wine is not very everyone. Should’ve purchased a case 😋 Pop & Pour magic. Drinking spot is now. — 17 days ago

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David L

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Sounds good to me
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Matthiasson

Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Light golden brown color. Crisp nose of lemon and pear. Honeysuckle, lemongrass, green apple, and just a touch of oak on the palate. Medium finish. My favorite "go-to" Chard! — 12 days ago

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Karia Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Dinner; 6 December 2017 at Trumbull Kitchen, Hartford, CT — 7 days ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

Late Disgorged Blanc de Blancs Brut Chardonnay

$75ish? December riddlers circle shipment score! Lucky cellar club members get the same bottle at member price of $85. Limited release.
What a shame, wish there was more.

Exhibits aromas of white peach, apricots and roasted pear. This complex fruitful nature is complemented by hints of roasted almond, cinnamon sugar toast, and holiday spice. The wine fills the mouth with vibrant acidity, featuring pineapple and bright citrus, balanced by warm spices, lemon bar, and candied ginger.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Barrel Fermentation: 23%
Alcohol: 12.9%
Suggested Retail: $100
— 2 days ago

Newton

Unfiltered Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

I found this bottle on the shelf all by itself at my local Sam's Club..for $31 dollars!! Now in Davenport Iowa...this is a find!! This wine is gorgeous...peaches...honey..pinapple...vanilla...for ALC of 15.5% velvety texture delicious and ready to drink now! — 19 hours ago