Napa Valley Chardonnay

Kongsgaard

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

David T
9.4

Lots of sour lemons, lime candy, overripe pineapple, apricots, green & golden apple-more green, beeswax, honeysuckle, butterscotch, thick & a little gluey, white spice with heat, solid structure/backbone, buttered popcorn, cream, lots of chalkiness, volcanic minerals, oak char, limestone with fruit blossoms, jasmine & yellow lilies. The acidity is round & nicely executed. The long round, well balanced, polished finish is delicious and persists for minutes.

Over chilled it, decanted it 40 minutes.

These will benefit from 5-7 years in bottle. Curious about the 17 vintage. Have additional bottles for later.

Thanksgiving part II.
— 7 days ago

Paul, P and 32 others liked this

William Cole

Cuvee Jane Marie Chardonnay 2016

Gorgeous as always. One of the best CA whites we have run across — 7 days ago

Brandon, Shay and 2 others liked this

Matthiasson

Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay

A simply great Chardonnay. Will be amazing in a few years — 9 days ago

Dawn, Sharon and 6 others liked this

Arnot-Roberts

Watson Ranch Chardonnay 2016

Really nice Chardonnay from Arnot Roberts! Viscous lemon and apples...flowers ..Creme Brulee...guava and minerals!
Balance is nice...no heavy oak while supporting a really nice fullness!
— 2 days ago

Eric, Severn and 32 others liked this
David T

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Yes, it is. Just got more of their 15 Watson Ranch! So, good! 👍 Cheers!
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@David T 🤗👍.....2015 was my favorite!
Dennis P.

Dennis P.

@Dawn E. sounds perfect.

Far Niente Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Our (traditional) Thanksgiving Dinner wine. Just as perfect as it was last year! — 8 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Tom, Eric and 2 others liked this

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

World greatest Chardonnay blind tasting — a day ago

Shay, Eric and 15 others liked this

Kongsgaard

The Judge Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

Such complexity even at this youthful stage. Second time I’ve had the Judge and I can only applaud. Among the finest whites I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! — 8 days ago

Shay, Mike and 4 others liked this

Palmaz Vineyards

Amalia Chardonnay 2013

Shay A
9.1

Wednesday Wine Committee. Great hosting by Gavin. 1 sparkler, 4 whites, 4 reds and 2 dessert wines. All served blind as usual.

This style epitomizes Napa chardonnay. Seemed a touch hot with a clipped finish. More focus on oak and richness instead of balanced acidity to accompany with it. This gained a banana bread and cotton candy note as it opened, with lots of vanilla and baking spices. I called this Napa chardonnay.
— 16 days ago

Benjamin KeatorDan FitzgeraldWill Adams
with Benjamin, Dan and 2 others
Tom, Hugh and 24 others liked this

Montagu

Single Vineyard Selection Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

This is big Napa Chardonnay! Buttery and opulent, two thumbs up. — 3 days ago

Weston Eidson
with Weston
Ryan, Shay and 4 others liked this

Pahlmeyer

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014

Still one of my favorite chardonnays of all time. Liquid golden goodness... Definitely turned a few heads at our Thanksgiving dinner! — 8 days ago