Aubert

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Shay A
9.4

Weston hosted Friday group today and was it definitely a can’t miss tasting. Wow! Absolutely knocked it out of the park with heavy hitter after heavy hitter. Similar to Wednesday group, all wines are tasted blind.

I really enjoy Ritchie chards, and was actually able to blindly guess this was from Ritchie vineyard. I always get a nuttiness and waxy finish from this vineyard. Happens every time. Bigger texture. You aren’t mistaking this for anything other than Cali chard, and it will almost always be from a top producer.
— 4 days ago

Weston Eidson
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Emmitt-Scorsone Wines

Domenica Amato Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Wasn’t expecting such a big Chardonnay - this is full throttle! (And it impressed the resident Chardonnay aficionado, aka my better half). Stone fruits, peach nectar, butterscotch, a touch of vanilla, citrus and minerals on the finish. Creamy texture with very decent acid. Long finish. Beautiful. Thanks for this bad ass in a glass @Martin G Rivard — 3 days ago

Shay, Shawn and 21 others liked this
Shay A

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Will be even better in a few years! 👌🏼
Martin G Rivard

Martin G Rivard

@Carl Fischer @Shay A I agree!! Awesome now but will be a stud in a few years 🙌

Kistler

Les Noisetiers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015

Tasted at an amazing restaurant in the wilderness near Hanazono in Hokkaido Japan. Not as buttery and oaky as many Californian Chardonnays I have had in the past. It was rich yet balanced and refreshing with cleansing acid. Great match with Sashimi. — 22 days ago

Hugh McDonald
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Littorai

Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Shay A
9.3

Weston hosted Friday group today and was it definitely a can’t miss tasting. Wow! Absolutely knocked it out of the park with heavy hitter after heavy hitter. Similar to Wednesday group, all wines are tasted blind.

Possibly the most unique Cali chard I’ve come across. Most guessed Marsanne/Roussane Blend. The nose was so tropical/citrus like...apricot, pineapple and an oily finish. I wondered if it could be an Alsatian Pinot Gris based on the oily finish. Crazy.
— 4 days ago

Weston Eidson
with Weston
Greg, Ryan and 24 others liked this

Peter Michael Winery

'La Carrière' Knights Valley Chardonnay 2011

Shay A
9.2

Forgot to post these from the other day. Mark, Dan and I were able to enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the wine storage facility, and some unique stuff was opened, as always!

Don’t think I’ve ever had this PM Chardonnay. Great nose of salted popcorn kernel and the finish had a mineral & stone driven note. Hint of caramel too. Probably in its best drinking window. Thanks Dan.
— 3 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldMark Flesher
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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I’ve had this wine. Amazing

Banshee

Marine Layer Chardonnay

Lauren Vance
9.0

Balance between old & new. Oak and malo give you the butter/popcorn, but coupled with a nice acid backbone, fair minerality and some bright green apple — 3 days ago

Jonathan, Paul and 2 others liked this

Kistler

Durell Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2014

Shay A
9.4

Weston hosted Friday group today and was it definitely a can’t miss tasting. Wow! Absolutely knocked it out of the park with heavy hitter after heavy hitter. Similar to Wednesday group, all wines are tasted blind.

Without a doubt the best Kistler I’ve had to date. Nose was out of this world good...sweet lemon cream, almonds and smoked Gouda. Wonderful.
— 4 days ago

Weston Eidson
with Weston
Greg, Ryan and 33 others liked this

Sonoma-Cutrer

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016

Located in the cool Sonoma Coast viticultural region, founded in 1973 by Brice Cutrer Jones, now owned by big wine. Straw yellow with stone fruit aromas, citrus and oak with spice notes. On the palate apple and peach, complex, savory with toasty oak and nutty caramel flavors. Creamy texture, medium finish ending with mineral tones. Much better than ‘15. — 8 days ago

Lisa, David and 10 others liked this

Beau Vigne

Reserve Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

David T
9.1

On the nose; green apple, ripe pineapple and light citrus blend on the nose. Chalky mineral & yellow lilies. The body thick, creamy & nice texture. Ripe, near candied lemon drops, lime, green apple, very ripe pineapple, honeysuckle, soft chalkiness, soft minerals, yellow lilies and a rich round nice finish. — 3 days ago

Shay, Severn and 10 others liked this

Montagu

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Thank you Shay @Shay A for Sharing a beauty with us!
Light and crisp with a touch of oak. Awesome afternoon Chardonnay to follow the SB that we just killed 👏👏🙌!!
— 3 days ago

Martin, Stanley and 19 others liked this
Martin G Rivard

Martin G Rivard

P.s -> this is a RITCHIE Chardonnay but could not find it on delectable?
Shay A

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@Martin G Rivard : LOL! That’s because it still has yet to be released 😉. Wanted to give you a sneak peek from one of the bottles that the owner sent me! He had Russell Bevan help with this. Still a baby of course, but has all the stuffing of Bevan’s normal Ritchie chards!
Martin G Rivard

Martin G Rivard

Actually noticed that my rating was wrong., should have been 9.4 to 9.5. Very well balanced!