North Coast Chardonnay

Schramsberg Vineyards

150th Anniversary Late Disgorged Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2012

I’m not an expert on Sparkling Wine but I know what I like, and this is great. Light as air but full of Springtime. So very very good. You have a good day you deserve this wine. You have a bad day you need this wine. Buy and enjoy while it is still available.🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 5 days ago

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Jan De Weerd

Jan De Weerd

I could feel myself lifting of the ground reading this 😄
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I love their wines


Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 2012

Shay A

This is more like it, right @David L ? On the nose at pop and pour, it had a sulfur/rubber note to it. Faded a bit with an hour of being open...went more to toasted hazelnut. On the palate, Aubert’s signature lemon cream came in to play. Beautiful texture. Wraps the palate in almost a cotton candy note and burnt nutmeg. Best Larry & Hyde I’ve had. — 14 days ago

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Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

Always solid
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

SINGING. I would give this one 9.6. Best Aubert I've had to date. LOVED this wine!!
Peggy Hadley

Peggy Hadley

Great Chardonnays


Hudson Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 2015

Delicious. Orange blossom and a hint of marshmallow, with a nice creaminess to the texture. Yum. — 8 days ago

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Mike R

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Heck yeah

Lloyd Cellars

Carneros Chardonnay

Tropical fruit followed by oak & butter. Had it with salmon, but this was better on its own. What I call a "cocktail" wine. — 15 days ago

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Reserve Napa Valley Carneros Chardonnay 2014

Family-owned and operated since 1985. Grapes sourced from several Napa Valley Carneros vineyards, aromas of ripe fruits & sweet spice and smoke. On the palate complex fruit of apple, pear and peach with cinnamon and vanilla yielding to toasty oak. Plenty of French oak aging, maybe too much. Big buttery oak finish ending a bit bold, however much better than the 2012 vintage (last reserve I tried). For $10+ less, their Alexander Valley Chard from a cooler climate showed more finesse, one of my Fav’s. — 5 days ago

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Carneros Chardonnay 2015

Shay A

Fell victim to experiment. I’ve never had Aubert’s Carneros bottle and curiosity got the best of me. At! My first thought at pop and pour was...did I open a SauvBlanc? The acidity on this was insane. In fact, it retained this even after an hour of being open. More nuttiness on this than fruit, though not as intense as the note I get on all Ritchie Chardonnays. Cashew and toasted almond. The ABV wasn’t easily detected, and had a nice weight on the palate. Finish was quite dominant of limestone, stone fruits and miscellaneous mineral driven notes. The oak and vanilla comes through at the very end, but not overwhelming. The one trait I get with Aubert’s SV Chardonnays is lemon cream and while this didn’t have that, it was unique on it’s own. I’d hold for another 2-3 years due to acidity. — 15 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

A really nice chard, although I will say that this one had sort of a different nose, palate, and finish than any chardonnay I've ever had. From the very start, in the nose and palate both, I was getting a very nutty note. Poured a lighter straw color into the glass. Almost a bit translucent/cloudy on the pour. The entry of this wine is a touch more weighty than the nose. Light notes of butter, but more mineral, walnut, dried pear, apricot, and a herbal character. Finished with a little enhancing minerality. Really nice white enjoyed tonight. Thanks Shay!
David L

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Not a fan of this particular wine. To many great Chardonnays out there for the same price. Very much enjoy Marks single vineyards. IMO
Shay A

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@David L : A friend told me to enjoy the Carneros bottle before Sonoma Coast (and of course before all single vineyards) and I figured I’d give it a try. Not even close to their single vineyard chards, and not as enjoyable as their Sonoma Coast. Still a nice, even unique, Chardonnay, but at the price point, I can think of a couple that would surpass this.

Nickel & Nickel

Truchard Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Nickel & Nickel exclusively produces 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines that express the distinctive personality of each vineyard. Established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente. Aromas of ripe stone fruit and citrus. On the palate apple, melon and pear flavors, with some lemon zest, vanilla and mineral notes. Nice balance with tangy acidity on lingering finish, rich minerality. Classic, very nice! — 2 days ago

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Frank Family Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay 2015

Owned by Richard Frank and Koerner Rombauer. Straw with aromas of ripe fruits, citrus & vanilla scents. On the palate complex flavors of crisp apple, melon & lemon, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with toasty mineral spice. Nice, opened 6 months after lates tasting and flavors were enhanced. Great Chard. — 6 days ago

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Pine Ridge Vineyards

Dijon Clones Carneros Chardonnay 2014

Some acid some butter some citrus. Some of a lot but not some of much. Still liked it. — 5 days ago

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Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

jesus g

I absolutely appreciate the toasted hazelnuts and butterscotch on the nose, but I should of used those 90 dollars towards a Montrachet. It was missing the freshness, a little lift and bright acidity that I’m used to seeing from this producer. — 17 days ago

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Ron R

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Good notes. Kistler normally delivers many of those notes that you were looking for. I wonder what happened here?
jesus g

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It’s becoming more and more common. They just don’t make em quite like they used to, you know?