North Coast Chardonnay

Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Le Rêve Carneros Chardonnay 2013

Finally made it to @domainecarneros after a 13 mile, stunningly beautiful bike ride (check out my story on Instagram @amateur_oenophile for footage). 🚴 🚴

It was worth the effort - we’re in for a treat. 🙌 The grounds and château are beautiful. It’s no wonder it’s such a popular tasting location. 👍👍

Here we have a flight of:

-the Single Vineyard Sparkling, crisp, lean, with bright acidity and mineral notes,

-the Blanc de Blancs comprised of 83% Chardonnay and 17% Pinot Gris, offering more ripe tropical and citrus fruit notes along with pie crust,

-the Late Disgorged Rosé, which is rich and creamy and offers raspberry, strawberry, toasted almond, brioche notes, and

-Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs, the tête de cuvée made from 100% Chardonnay offering additional floral and honeycomb notes. The tête de cuvée was aged 8 years in the barrel prior to the second, bottle fermentation.

Cheers 🥂🍾
— 14 days ago

with Deked1
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Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay

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Jessup Cellars

Carneros Chardonnay

Wonderful Chardonnay, bright and sweet with hints of melon. Nice vanilla finish, not too buttery. — 5 days ago

Clos du Val

Carneros Chardonnay 2019

Ming L

Pear, orange peel, and nice tropical fruits that I could not pinpoint on the nose. Hint of roasted almond too. Fresh acidity complements the plush palate really well. A bit chalky mineral on the finish.

The juicy from this Lot One bottling is mainly from the Gran Val estate vineyard, but sees less oak treatment (10 month 25% new French oak barrel vs 14 month 100% new) compared to the Gran Val bottling. And I think this about right - round and textured without being buttery.

— 22 days ago

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Miner Family

Genny's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014


Another good mystery box selection. Liked this one more than the first time we had it. Light and still with some oak notes. 2014 vintage is interesting to have. — 5 days ago

Matt Dill
with Matt


Green Acres Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

A fun new discovery in Sonoma. This was an all in discovery at a tasting and the elegant approach is present across their Chards and Pinot. This Green Acre varietal is just special. — 12 days ago

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Carneros Chardonnay 2019

Well balanced, butter, vanilla, long finish. — 8 days ago

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Long Meadow Ranch

Anderson Valley Chardonnay 2016

Good balance of buttery oak and lemon and stone fruits — 17 hours ago

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MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

Dale Ricci Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Crystal clear straw. Clean. Grapefruit, lychee, ginger-beer. Truffle. Another MacRostie chard that i’d like to see age. — 7 days ago

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Les Lunes Wine

Barra Vineyard Chardonnay

Ultra high acids. Lemon rinds. A ton of reduction here. — 19 days ago

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