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

Deked1
with Deked1
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Kistler

Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay

2018 vintage in 5/3/2021. Over the top (amazing) classic Chardonnay with straw and clean dry fruit. Up there with the best — 4 days ago

Nancy liked this

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
9.0

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

Bob, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Miner Family

Genny's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

K L
8.9

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

Auteur

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

Shay liked this

Rombauer Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay 2019

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

Alex, LM and 4 others liked this

Long Meadow Ranch

Anderson Valley Chardonnay 2016

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

Alex, LM and 3 others liked this

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

Mike and David liked this

Les Lunes Wine

Barra Vineyard Chardonnay

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

Tom, Severn and 3 others liked this