Sonoma County Chardonnay

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Pastorale Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

David T
9.3

With our cheese course.

The shows, Meyer lemon, green apple, golden apple, overripe pineapple juice, kiwi, very ripe stone fruits-apricot dominate, powdery chalkiness, limestone, beeswax, some honey notes, creamy butter, vanilla, shades of caramel, herbal notes, some white spice, yellow flowers, jasmine and lilies with mixed greens.

The body is full, round, waxy and lush. Meyer lemon, green apple, golden apple, overripe pineapple juice, kiwi, very ripe stone fruits-apricot dominate, powdery chalkiness, limestone, volcanic minerals, beeswax, some honey notes, creamy butter, vanilla, mote caramel on the palate, herbal notes, some white spice with just a touch of heat, yellow flowers, jasmine and lilies with mixed green. The acidity is round and beautiful. The finish is rich, lush, elegant, well balanced and persists minutes.

Photos of, the Estate vineyards of their tasting patio, serving 17 futures a few weeks back, nice food spread for the party and the main hall after you past check in.
— 12 days ago

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with Christina and James
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Rivers-Marie

B. Thieriot Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

A beautiful chard. Pears and apricots. Paired well with scallops. Crisp and clean. — 4 days ago

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Aubert

Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

Fully integrated and effortless at this stage. Drink up! — 4 days ago

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Rivers-Marie

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015

Loads of honey - almost too sweet. Still solid at $30. — 4 days ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

Cuvée French Laundry Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2014

Jack and Jamie Davies revived the historic vineyards and cellars in 1965. Today, their son Hugh, continues their mission. Coming off their highly successful 12’ & ‘13 vintages, the 2014 is also 100% Chardonnay straw with aromas of floral stone fruits and citrus notes. A terrific crisp sparkler with crisp apple, peach and lemon flavors, fine mousse with tiny bubbles. Tangy acidity on a lingering finish ending with a yeasty creamy character. Nice! — 13 days ago

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Bacigalupi

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Ron R
9.4

Freshly baked pastry and peaches bring together a great ensemble. In its youth, it was an ugly duckling - ugly no more! It’s now soft and rounded, suggesting short-term cellaring only. Beautiful layers and texture, but minimal acidity - @ Domodomo, NYC.
— 5 days ago

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Texturé

Lucky Well Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Old world all the way. The best vintage to date . Incredible juice! — 5 days ago

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@David L : I thought Erich Bradley was with Sojourn. I thought the Valdez family owned Lucky Well?
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They do... winemaker for Texture.
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@David L : Gotcha...thanks for the clarification, David. Good info!

Kistler

Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2004

Nice piece of Napa history went down tonight to celebrate the upcoming 15th anniversary at Folly Beach SC. Herbal nose. Aged yellow fruit. Poured medium to dark amber color into the glass. An hour gave this one more aromatics. Cashews, peanuts, rosemary, overripe yellow fruits. The entry was surprisingly dense and full bodied. Palate rather equal to the nose. Finishes with a little more acidity than I thought it would. Went well with an eclectic group of tacos which brought out a kinds of things here. — 5 days ago

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Aubert

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Opulent nose of ripe apple, lemon curd and prominent oak. The palate surprisingly has great finesse and balance, given the sheer power of the aromas. Long finish. Definitely high octane CA Chardonnay, but delicious nonetheless. — 14 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Aubert

Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014

14’ Aubert Eastside Chardonnay The color has gotten a bit darker in the last two years. The nose is full of grapefruit blossom, lemon grass/peel. Palate- Rich, powerful, tightly wound.
Pineapple, peach, toasted almond, crème brûlée, crushed rock, touch of pepper, integrated acidity, and flawless balance. Starts to truly come together as it warms up. Drinking in it’s prime now .
— 14 days ago

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@David L : good to know!
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@Shay A this could possibly get better. Crazy… Love to try it again in a year or so.
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@Bryan Kesting Great bottle”14” just behind the Lauren & the UV- SL. IMO