Sonoma County Chardonnay

Pellet Estate

Sunchase Vineyard Chardonnay

Pellet Estate Petaluma Gap Sunchase Vineyard Unoaked Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California

Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Fruity nose of citrus, lemons, apples, pears, light spices, light wood, earth, light herbs and white pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, citrus, light peaches, light wood, earth, herbs and white pepper.

Nice finish with spices and limes.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Sonoma County. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with a tangy finish.

Good right out of the bottle, and after 60 minutes of airtime it shows spicy notes.

This Single Vineyard feels like a fruity white Burgundy. A good quality wine.

Not sure why, but I definitely get light wood notes both on the nose and palate. Interesting and delicious.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with grilled salmon.

Grapes are grown at over 1,000 feet of elevation on rocky clay soil. Aged in stainless steel for 8 months. Only 276 cases produced.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 4 days ago

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I have had the experience, too, of getting oak notes in unoaked wine. Never figured it out.


Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Lunch with my friend Matt. It was very kind of him to bring this delicious wine. Now I need @Shay A to add all the descriptors... — 2 days ago

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Nice @Bryan Kesting ! Jealous! Looking forward to your return back here so we can open more great wine!
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@Brenda Terzich-Garland: 2014, thought I entered it.


Wayfarer Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Ron R

Nose presents lemon zest, spring flowers and marzipan. Palate tilts towards being tense, but doesn’t quite go there. Pristine stone fruits hold sway on the mid palate. Finishes with masculinity, and powerful acidity. There are no fault lines to be found in this wine. — 6 hours ago

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Peter Michael Winery

Belle Côte Chardonnay 2018

Ming L

A friend said he would bring a Peter Michael red,so I thought it would be fun to bring a white.

The opening nose is predominantly citrus and jasmine, not the ripe stone fruits I was expecting. Golden apple, pear, roasted nuts, and hint of brioche followed as it opened up in the glass. Viscous but not heavy on the palate with well judged acidity. Beautiful balance between richness and delicacy. Long mineral driven finish.
— 7 days ago

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Peay Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017

Nose is multidimensional which consistently reveals the tasting profile. Rich, creamy foundation with Meyer lemon, pineapple, and apricot poking through. Structurally matches with nice acid balancing the richness. This is rounder and softer than I expected for a young Peay. Drinking very well already. — 16 days ago

Ira, Severn and 9 others liked this

J Vineyards & Winery

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with honeysuckle notes for the RRV chard. On the palate flavors of apple, pear, lemon citrus zest and melon, complex, mineral tones with soft toasty oak and sweet spice. The wine was fresh, with vibrant crisp acidity, well balanced on a long finish ending with fruit and floral notes. Has some mid-term aging potential. Nice! — 18 days ago

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Ramey Wine Cellars

Fort Ross-Seaview Chardonnay 2017

This is second vintage to come exclusively from the Martinelli Charles Ranch, two miles in from the Pacific, aged for 12 months in 25% new oak. Pale lemon with aromas of ripe stone fruits with wafts of blossom and spice. On the palate rich ripe apple and pear with a touch of zesty citrus fruits, crisp, with big vanilla notes. Nice mouthfeel, vivid acidity, medium+ finish ending with fruit, vanilla and citrus mineral character. Nice! Tried twice. — a day ago

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CIX Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016

Grilled crab legs + Aubert, a perfect pairing. This bottle is ready to go. Lemon curd with slight verve; sea breeze; almonds; triple cream Brie; creamy. — 5 hours ago

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Cannonball Wines

Sonoma County Chardonnay 2019

This wine is actually California Chardonnay, made from grapes sourced in Monterey and Mendocino counties as well as Sonoma. The nose shows apricot and lemon pie, with a healthy dollop of oak spice. The oak comes through on the palate as well, in the form of some of the nicest “butter” I have tasted in a Chardonnay. Meyer lemon, pear and cantaloupe flavors also turn up. The acidity is quite nice and fresh, and the mouthfeel is full and rich. — 19 days ago

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Défi Sonoma County Chardonnay

2016. Medium straw/yellow color. Defined viscosity. Aromas include white peach, vanilla, oak, honeysuckle, pear and green apple. Flavors include citrus, pineapple, vanilla, and dill. Creamy texture, medium body, moderate tannin, and medium finish. — 8 days ago