Sonoma County Chardonnay

Ferren Wines

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015

Alex Lallos
9.3

Has everyone tasted these wines? Stupid good. It's like white Burgundy meets California. I love the ripe but pure fruit. Mandarin orange, quince, lemon oil. It is nicely framed by oak but in now way dominated. It is just pure pure pure. Minerally and precise but richness that you find in Peter michael, kistler and Aubert. Lots of dry extract and a bit of reduction to boot. Serious Chardonnay. The single vineyards are even better. Message me for some at a killer price but also get on this list before it turns into a waiting list. Winemaker is a former marcassin alumn and it shows — 3 days ago

Shay, David and 7 others liked this

Ramey Wine Cellars

Platt Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

Shay A
9.3

10yrs old and doing just fine! Buttered banana bread & clove aromatics. Butterscotch and honeyed cashews on the palate. Incredible structure to go the distance. This was a good intro as I decide on Rivers-Marie Platt next month! — 16 hours ago

Mark FlesherClare Gillette
with Mark and Clare
Mark, Jason and 24 others liked this
Bryan Kesting

Bryan Kesting Premium Badge

@Shay A: I think Ramey wines at 7-8 years...or older are fantastic...the single vineyards.
Shay A

Shay A Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Bryan Kesting : Haven’t had many that old, but from my experience, I totally agree!
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I love Ramey wines! Chardonnay ages well imho.

Nickel & Nickel

Searby Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

If you like dry Chablis like chard. This is for you. Nice acidity with balance. — 3 days ago

Neil, P and 2 others liked this

Lioco

Sonoma County Chardonnay 2017

I love Lioco wines! This Sonoma County Chardonnay is perfectly balanced! We paired this with Greek Spanakopita...light+ bodied ...wonderfully gentle acidity..apples..lemons..honey...wet rocks and flowers. Just delicious! — 6 days ago

Shay, Kirk and 25 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

@Dawn Emory I agree with PA! Cute owl lamp.🦉
Dawn Emory

Dawn Emory

@Trixie thank you! Owl lamp a special gift from my son...he found it at Summer street festival...he said it had "Mom" written all over it!!
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

Love liocco!

Chateau St. Jean

Reserve Sonoma County Chardonnay 2013

Color of lovely gold. Nose of ripe fruits like ripe mango, oak, spice, a bit nutty, and indeed a bit dried strawberry. Taste is telling a different story with nice subtle minerals, spice, zest, and roasted nuts. Aftertaste has more warmth probably due to the alcohol content. Good flavors. Well made. — 12 days ago

Shay, Hermes and 6 others liked this

Rudd

Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

Ron R
9.4

Recently, we have hit a rich vein of quality in the Chardonnay lane. The Bacigalupi vineyard produces some of the most beautiful representations of chard and pinot, this is no exception. Nose is honeysuckle, butterscotch and lemons. Mid-palate is delicate, but nuanced. Nice caramel notes with ginger and relaxed acidity. Caught this at its apex. Doesn’t quite have the depth we like to see, but sublime for different reasons. — 8 days ago

Vanessa, Shay and 31 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

B. Thieriot Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

A bit scattered in its youth but a great drink nonetheless. Nose starts tropical and evolves into a classy Wurther’s Original caramel candy. Similarly the acid starts whacky but focuses with air, though the tart apple note unfortunately isn’t well integrated with the caramel yet. Palette leans heavy on the front, long into the finish. Looking forward to my next bottle in a few years. — 6 days ago

Shay, Ira and 2 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Last bottle of the ‘16 and just as good as the other 3. The richness of the fruit has subsided just a bit in the last year and that has left everything in perfect balance. There is an upfront oak signature that is supported by perfectly ripe fruit and bracing acidity. An awesome chardonnay year after year. — 6 days ago

Arden, Shay and 6 others liked this

Hartford Court

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

Ron R
9.4

Tasted many times with my wifey. At $24 it’s a great value. Rich, fleshy nose and palate. Notes of lemon curd and apricot. The oak is quite prominent and somewhat wins the battle over the acid. This open-knit presentation finishes soft and round. Hartford do some higher-end chards which are great, but at nearly 3x of this, why go there... — 17 hours ago

Jason, Shay and 34 others liked this
P A

P A Premium Badge

@Ron R Ron yes at that price point it is a good value along with a nice pic Cheers 🍷

Aubert

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015

Ron R
9.3

This is the Aubert chard at the lower end of the food chain, but it leaves no clues in that regard. It’s multi-dimensional, and each dimension is well crafted. Notes of apple crumble and lemon curd swirl in the glass. This has a medium to full body mouthfeel, with a plush texture. Sweet mid-palate, but finishes with a hint of salinity. Very cool. — 19 days ago

Kim, Aaron and 33 others liked this
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Happy new year to you @Martin Sher 🎈
Eric LaMasters

Eric LaMasters Premium Badge

Happy new year @Ron R!
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Eric LaMasters and the same to you and yours. I may be back in Des Moines in late Jan... woop 🙌