North Coast Chardonnay

Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2015

A fav! Had another bottle! Wine bears vineyard named to honor the Red-shouldered Hawks & other birds of prey that play a vital role in sustainable farming practices. Golden with aromas of tropical fruits and sweet floral scents. Aged for 14 months, 75% in new French oak and 25% in stainless. A rich Chard, the palate shows sweet melon, pineapple and peach flavors and citrus notes, subtle yet complex and well balanced. Lingering finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and creamy toasty oak. Outstanding! — 13 days ago

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Anthill Farms

North Coast Chardonnay

Known for their pinots, thought I would give this a try - it’s NV; solid Cali Chard. Edit: really opens up after a couple of hours! — 16 days ago

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La Follette

Sun Chase Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Winery notes, Sun Chase Vineyard is planted on the west-facing hillside where the cool Petaluma Gap collides with Sonoma Mountain, this site overlooks a broad sweep of the county from the San Pablo Bay to north Santa Rosa. Our Chardonnay block with an east-west row aspect sits on a sun-drenched, rocky incline at 1000' where fruit yields are naturally limited with small clusters and aromatic fruit. Technical Notes: 76 clone, Whole-cluster pressing, 100% native yeast primary fermentation, 100% wild malolactic fermentation, 11 months in low toast, air-dry 3-year-old French oak, 25% new."
My notes , Aubert style without Aubert price.
— 12 days ago

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I'm going to dip my toe in the water on this one...

Hartford Court

Sevens Bench Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Lychee and honeysuckle on the nose. A stunning balance of minerality, salinity, ripe tart fruit and hints of oak. Very complex with hits of Empire/Rome apples, lemon, pear, and just a little butteriness on the finish. — 5 days ago

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Fortune 1621

Carneros Chardonnay

Carneros fruit. 💯 %Chardonnay. 25% Neutral French Oak. No new oak, no Malolactic. 900 cases made. — 7 days ago

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Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 2014

My least favorite of the Aubert Chards. However, still very nice. — 8 days ago

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You & I agree

Clos Pegase

Mitsuko's Vineyard Carneros Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Clean and golden with a light bouquet and delivery. Lots of vanilla, starfruit, and hint of pineapple. Smooth, with good body, nice finish. Lighter for a Chardonnay. — a month ago

Arista Winery

Perli Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

17’ Arista Perli Vineyards Chardonnay. One of only 18 vineyards on top of an AVA that was just created in 1997. Decanted for an hour. Medium gold in color. Bright pear & stone fruits, spices on the nose. “Sells it”. Pear, yellow apple, honey, pinenuts, moderate acidity/oak. with lively texture flowing through the finish. Unlike Matts Ferren Wines, these aren’t as big in the shoulders. Beautifully balanced Chardonnay. Worth checking out the entire Chardonnay line up since 2016’s. Cheers. Edit- This wine will taste even better in 2021+ — 11 days ago

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Aaron Hamrock

Aaron Hamrock

I really like the wines from this winery! Bravo for decanting.
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@Aaron Hamrock Thanks, Completely different profile then Banfield & EL Diablo. Matt is doing a great job. He’s on Zoom with Booker Winery tomorrow. Check it out.

Nickel & Nickel

Truchard Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Gold. Oak and mild lemon zest on nose. Full body, mildly dry, smooth. Pear and vanilla on the palate. — 10 days ago

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Amici Cellars

Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

@Anthony Biagi delivering great juice. Happy Chardonnay Day. Cheers — 14 days ago

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