North Coast Chardonnay

Aubert

Hudson Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 2014

2014. Interesting 20 years comparison with the Meursault. While very much in the CA style, crisp lemon and green apple character backed by a healthy dose of oak. Yet everything remains in balance all the way through the finish. This a a strong upside potential. — 2 days ago

Chris ThalkenFrankie CohenMichael Lasky
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Schramsberg Vineyards

Methode Traditionnelle Brut Blanc de Noirs Pinot Noir 2015

Jack and Jamie Davies revived the historic vineyards and cellars in 1965, with a goal to produce world-class sparkling wines, passing torch to their son Hugh. A blend of 81% Pinot Noir and 19% Chardonnay (blend varies each year) with stone and berry fruit aromas and earthy spice. On the palate the light mousse shows raspberry, peach and mango flavors with biscuit and slight baking spice notes. Long finish, lively acidity ending with citrus and yeasty tones. Grab a bottle for Valentine’s Day. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Ultra Brut Sparkling Wine 2014

Paired with White Chocolate Covered Strawberries & Delice de Burgerone Cheese. I don’t know which was a better pair — 4 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Ok , I’m just saying it. Your living large!! 🍷🍷
Sharon B

Sharon B

😮 that strawberry!! 🍓

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Brut Rosé 2011

Shay A
9.5

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Third year in a row to hang out with
@jesus g as he pours some amazing Schramsberg and JDavies wines for us. One of the best hosts in the entire valley! If you find yourself in Napa, don’t miss out on doing a tasting with him!

This is spectacular. The cool vintage only strengthened this sparkler in its aging capability. Has everything you could want from a Rosé sparkler...bright red fruit accompanied by underripe mixed fruits like black cherries, hint of oxidation, potpourri, minerality, and a battle of tart and sweet notes on the finish. Great now, likely fantastic with a few years of age.
— a day ago

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Arden Barnett

Arden Barnett

Hard to beat a J. Schram. Hope to catch up soon!
jesus g

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I can’t wait for the april release of the 2011 j schram. It will be so much more bright and elegant. I walked past those stacks for 5 years now! Was great to hang out and catch up with you and the fam

Jessup Cellars

Carneros Chardonnay 2015

Yummy buttery light wine. Like the Sauv Blanc better but very approachable. — 14 days ago

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Aubert

Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 2014

Thank you, sir! May I please have another? — 12 days ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

Reserve Sparkling Blend 2010

Shay A
9.4

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Third year in a row to hang out with
@jesus g as he pours some amazing Schramsberg and JDavies wines for us. One of the best hosts in the entire valley! If you find yourself in Napa, don’t miss out on doing a tasting with him!

This is always my favorite sparkler for enjoyment now. My notes on the ‘08 and ‘09 below won’t look much different than my note on this ‘10. Maybe a touch more gently oxidative with classical nuttiness, ripe strawberries and cream on the nose with toasted cranberry scone and a rich and powerful profile on the palate. Always so consistent.
— a day ago

Tom, Mike and 27 others liked this

Ferrari-Carano

Reserve Napa Valley Carneros Chardonnay 2014

A superb Chardonnay. Crisp, balanced, fruity without being thick or noxious. Exquisite on its own and surprisingly versatile with everything from charcuterie to spicy foods - even in mid-winter. From dp’s cellars. — 4 days ago

Viansa

Carneros Chardonnay

Good Chardonnay not amazing got it at like 18 bucks off at total wine was probably worth it with discount but not worth it full price. — 2 days ago

Rhys Vineyards

Bearwallow Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

This wine is in a very happy place at the moment.... screaming tension and energy, easily mistaken for older vintage 1er Cru Bourgogne. Only at a fraction of the price. — 20 days ago

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