North Coast Chardonnay

Aubert

Chardonnay Powder House 2017

Ron R
9.5

Just a stunning example of a chard. Our only bottle of this designation.
Brioche, brown sugar and capsicum on the nose. Palate surprises with a touch of effervescence, which subsided. Very tropical notes, with a touch of spice box. Finishes with marzipan and moderate sweetness - Inn at Pound Ridge (Jean Georges). Date night.
— 9 days ago

Ryan, Shay and 50 others liked this
Robert Evans Jr

Robert Evans Jr Premium Badge

@Mo Salem @Ron R I say let’s go white & Sparkling! Whatcha boys think of that?
Eric Bass

Eric Bass Influencer Badge

Sorry @Mo Salem . Tough crowd here. I’m not a Richioli fan (good fruit, poor winemakers) but I’m happy to be proved wrong.
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Eric Bass, he just needs to grow a pair...

Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Brut Carneros Sparkling Blend 2011

Wow this has aged wonderfully. Rich and creamy with apple crisp and toasted brioche. Full of fruit but still dry enough to keep complex, fun, and interesting. — 11 days ago

Shay, Steve and 2 others liked this

Aubert

UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Shay A
9.6

This was a special bottle, as I’ve held on to this to wait until my wife could enjoy after the birth of our daughter. Aubert is our favorite chardonnay producer and each time a bottle is opened, smiles abound! (Background is a small peek in to the amazing nursery my wife decorated).

Our favorite Chardonnay producer does it again (and again, and again, etc). I have no problem enjoying these shortly after release (aside from their Larry Hyde & Sons offering, which has too much acidity for my liking the first year or two), but when you can keep your hands off them for a few years, they can be truly magical. I think 5-7yrs post vintage is the sweet spot. Slightly golden in the glass, with Aubert’s signature lemon cream jumping from the glass alongside honeycomb, salted popcorn kernel, and custard aromatics. Powerful, yet nimble on the palate showing astounding flavor...carmelized brown sugar, roasted nuts and honeysuckle with a savory sea salt component toward the finish. The depth that these Chardonnays show is nothing short of impeccable with everything in balance. I actually think this could be at its peak in the next year, but it’s certainly making a case it’s at its best now!
— 9 days ago

Hermes, Mike and 62 others liked this
Sharon B

Sharon B

Enjoy! 🌸🎀💞
Bryan Kesting

Bryan Kesting Premium Badge

@Shay A : what a great bottle to share with you wife after your little blessings arrival. Great notes, and totally agree!

Rivers-Marie

Bearwallow Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

This wine has its own personality. Almost has the qualities of a Burgundian white. Nose of popcorn kernel, dried herbs, mushroom, brie, and some peach. The entry was a little bit dirty. Rosemary popcorn. Buttered mushroom. Under-ripe peaches and mangos. A little 'rough' around the edges but definitely a head scratcher. I think this one will develop over the next 5 or so years. — 4 days ago

P, Eric and 23 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Cool label

Aubert

Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 2012

Rich and honeyed. Balanced with a minty acidity. Polished and long. Of it’s type, gorgeous — 15 days ago

Rick K
with Rick
Shay, P and 13 others liked this

Merryvale

Carneros Chardonnay 2014

V14. Outstanding. Soft vanilla and toast nose. Creamy tropical and apricot fruit. Smooth oak finish. Lasting flavors. — 8 days ago

Jim liked this

Cuvaison

Andy Warhol Chardonnay

Rombauer, pineapple upside down cake and lemonade. Vivid color. — 4 days ago

Hudson Vineyard

Little Bit Chardonnay 2016

Forgot I had one left at my warehouse, great Chardonnay
Parker/ Lisa 99 pointer
— a day ago

P, Shay and 17 others liked this
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Nice one!
David L

David L Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Paul get a few Zalto’s . Trust me on this.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I was at the warehouse, I don’t keep any good glasses there

Hyde De Villaine

De la Guerra Chardonnay 2015

So this was amazing....tasted blind..I thought without question...burgundy....damn good, acid and mineral all present with great fruit and oak balance. Just a killer Chardonnay — 19 hours ago

Ryan McClellanDeb Dellaposta
with Ryan and Deb
P liked this

Mending Wall

Brown Ranch Carneros Chardonnay 2017

Solid gold. Well made, no flaws. Doesn’t blow me away but pairs well with many foods. versatile. Nice balance of malo — 10 days ago