North Coast Chardonnay

Ramey Wine Cellars

Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

The 2015 Ramey ‘Hyde VIneyard’ Chardonnay is a simply gorgeous new wine that is one of the best of its kind by superstar winemaker, David Ramey. Set on clay loam soils, the strongly marine-influenced Hyde Vineyard has gained an international reputation for producing outstanding Chardonnay grapes. This Carneros bottling shows intense nutmeg, vanilla creme brulee, macadamia nut and heavy whipping cream flavors that impress. Lithe and rich, this gorgeous bottling will cellar well for the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033- 94 — a day ago

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Bouche d'Or Carneros Chardonnay 2013

Guys night out at The Tasting Room.
Nice off-the-menu pull by
@Cody Uzzel to pair with the bread pudding and tres leches. Pears, pineapple, and summer rain.
— 16 days ago

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Victoria Elke Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

Props to Wine Impressions for pointing this one out. Beautiful wine that could fool you into believing it is a finer example of burgundy. The ten years age has treated this well. Outstanding wine with developed stone and tropical fruits balanced by medium plus acidity and well integrated with butterscotch and hazelnut from French oak. medium plus finish. Fruit is a little upstaged by secondary but good integration makes it work. At $27, one of the best QPR I’ve come across. — 6 days ago

Hudson Vineyard

Little Bit Chardonnay 2016

I like this a little more than the Aubert Powder House, not as tart & salinity on the finish, but can’t go wrong with either one
Wine Advocate 99, $85.00 on release
Can’t find this on retail anywhere 🤷🏼‍♂️
— 7 days ago

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David L

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Great bottle! Hudson Chardonnay’s will be very tough to get Direct in two- three years. California love!!
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

I’m on the list, so I’m ready to go!

Starmont Winery and Vineyards

Stanly's Cuvée Chardonnay 2014

Actually nice Merlot. Weighty, dense and varietally correct. — 8 days ago

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Stags' Leap Winery

Barrel Selection Carneros Chardonnay 2013

A couple years of age 13 in 19. It’s definitely feeling the age. Drinking well. Drink now. Coconut, fermented butter. Hazelnuts, pineapple, acacia. — 7 days ago

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Stringer Cellars

John Sebastiano Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Light gold in color with a green hue.

Pronounced nose of citrus, lemons, oak, vanilla, spices, grapefruits, pears and red apples.

Full bodied, buttery and smooth, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with red apples, citrus, lemons, grapefruits, sea salt, white pepper, oak, vanilla and spices.

Medium plus on the finish with limes and almonds.

This is a very enjoyable California Chardonnay. Shows a very typical taste profile, with an above average quality and flavor.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, as it is not bitter. Nice length on the finish, which I liked.

This is a nice surprise. Enjoyable and gracious mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Better when not very cold to show the complexity.

I paired it with cheeses and nuts.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 2 days ago

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Chardonnay Powder House 2017

Not too shabby, I’m liking this better than the 15 Lauren & UV-SL — 8 days ago

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Mark Ginkel

Mark Ginkel

Beautiful Chardonnay but price point too high
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Retail yes,
Release was $90.00,
David L

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Marks wines at sub 100. All day! I’ll wait a bit to open mine. Thanks for the insight.

Roederer Estate

L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Blend 2009

Shay A

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Copying my note from the ‘07 vintage as the wines are near identical. I will say that I didn’t get as much yeast out of the ‘09 as I did the ‘07, but it’s hard to know if it was simply due to age. I’ll hold back a bottle or two for a few years and revisit then.

Next to Ultramarine and the Reserve Schramsberg Sparklers, this is one of the best domestic Sparklers I’ve had, especially at the price ($50). Nose was grilled honeycomb, baked yeast and a small bit of limestone. Extremely creamy on the front palate...bubbles were so incredibly tiny. Multiple bubble strings. Wonderful lemon bread palate, with a crisp, chalky finish highlighted by grilled pineapple. There seemed to be more green apple notes here compared to the ‘07 vintage, but may be due to youth. This is an excellent US version of champagne.
— 8 days ago

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Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Love love love this stuff!

Schramsberg Vineyards

Reserve Sparkling Blend 2009

A magnificent sparkling wine to celebrate young son’s 28th Birthday. Multilayered and complex. A true celebration treat — 15 days ago

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