Sonoma County Chardonnay

Aubert

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015

Greg Ballington
9.3

Medium pale golden yellow. Rich and layered nose coated with pineapple, toasted, baked apples, lemon curd and a little nutty. Full bodied with well balanced acidity (6/10). Lush and lively palate with crisp lemon zest, some spices, brioche and a little tropical. Long finish with weight and life in it. Lovely wine and cannot wait to try more! Drink till 2024. — 2 days ago

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Bure Family

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2011

Ron R
9.2

A very interesting and different presentation. Muted nose of light oak. Palate is like a chameleon. It has all of the elements for champagne - without the bubbles. Mid palate presents, ocean and salinity. Well balanced with good acidity. Finishes with almonds and butterscotch. This will cellar for a few more years, but may not evolve to a better place. — 3 days ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

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Only had the SB & Duration cab this sounds interesting

Aubert

UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Probably should have consumed this one a year or two ago but I wanted to see how it aged. Still very good. Butter, honey and stone fruit. Drink up...

It tasted even better with a Blues victory...
— 5 days ago

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@Shay A : I think it will be drinking nicely once your baby girl arrives. Great wine to treat your wife!
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@Bryan Kesting : My wife requested a champagne (I got a halfie of Krug), a bottle of Aubert, and a bottle of Cade Napa Valley (she smelled it during our trip in February and said she wanted a bottle to herself once the baby comes because it smelled so good), so I’ve got a personal lineup ready for her! And go Blues!
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@Shay A : that’s great, Shay. Take good care of that wife of yours. Happy and excited for you guys! LGB (Lets Go Blues)

Kistler

McCrea Vineyard Athearn Estate Chardonnay 2008

Shay A
9.3

Surprised at how well this was holding up (when comparing to the ‘09 I had last year). Plenty acidity. Lots of pineapple and white peach notes accompanied by chalky limestone and some herbal notes. I didn’t pick up a lot of savory notes like I have on other older Kistlers (like sea salt/popcorn kernel). I even picked up some green apple on the mid palate showing that this particular bottle has plenty of life ahead. — 5 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Certainly not over oxidized, but definitely an oxidized character here. This one is definitely starting its descent down the hill, but is still pretty far up. The nose initially was showing some butter and cotton candy. But the wine still has medium weight peach and ripe pear notes. I was still getting this little cotton candy type of thing in the finish with a little bit of crushed rock. Very low acidity. Seemed actually quite delicate and still showed really good balance. Subtle, but actually showing quite well today.
9.3

Montagu

Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Big day of wine! Grand Reserve tasting at Total followed by steak night.

Always a blast drinking a wine from Weston. His Durrell Chard is fantastic in imparting a nutty, apricot & peach driven palate.
— 4 days ago

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Nicholas Allen Wines

Carte Blanche Chardonnay 2013

This wine has really changed quite a bit in the last two and a half months. This used to be quite a bit more tropical and acidic, but today's bottle opened showed more of an amber hue and nose of buttered popcorn and caramel. The palate seems to have more of an overripe red apple, and resembles more of an apple cider then wine. Finishes with a dried nut note. Not too sure what to think about this. All I know is that this one is nothing like the bottle I had in February. Good, but nowhere near great. If this was my first score for this wine, I would probably give it an 88.if you have any of these, I would either hold on to them for another six months in case this one is in a really funky spot, or drink them all now. — 15 days ago

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My first Carte Blanche wine, actually. This seemed a bit oxidized. Crazy perfumed with caramel popcorn, caramel apple and honeyed cashews...more savory than sweet. The palate was similar with nutty notes, sea salt, and salted toffee. I’d be interested in trying one of these younger to see what the typical profile is.
9.1

Kalin Cellars

Cuvée CH Sonoma County Chardonnay 1995

This is always a treat. Really classy chardonnay that is strutting at almost 24yrs old. Very dense and rich with a color that is still bright yellow. Loads of fruit and preserving acidity, great as an aperitif! — 3 days ago

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Old Kalin chard is something everyone should try once @Patrick Derdeyn 🙌🏼
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True @Bill Bender i’ve been fortunate enough to try the Charles Heintz several time now and have had the other 95 chards as well. Always a treat.

Fisher Vineyards

Mountain Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Ron R
9.1

Broke my mid-week alcohol fast for this...
Nose displays honey, straw and oak. First thing that hits you on the palate is honied almonds and white stone fruits. A little too much oak treatment leads to a lack of precision. It has a curvy posture, with very little acid to counterbalance the oak. Good showing, even though the oak monster showed its ass. At the right price, it’s a buy.
— 13 days ago

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum I rarely taste chards with this amount of oak. So I don’t have experience on d2. This is my first time trying this wine. I’ll let you know tonight, tho.
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@Sharon B, if you don't succeed... try Mon, Wed first, then expand from there. We are going on vaca next week, and we want to kick sand at peeps. lol Look out for some beach shots.
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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum is right - this is better on D2.

Chateau St. Jean

Reserve Sonoma County Chardonnay 2013

Kirk F
9.0

Enjoying during dinner prep. Golden hued, vanilla, apricot in a richly layered texture. Hits the spot. — 4 days ago

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The Calling Wines

Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2016

Big day of wine! Grand Reserve tasting at Total followed by steak night.

First wine included in the Total Wine Tasting. The Calling has apricot & orange peel on the nose with a bright acidity and pear and apple on the palate. Really nice crisp Chardonnay without much Malo. Great for summer.
— 4 days ago

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