Sonoma County Chardonnay

Kunde Family Estate

Reserve Sonoma Valley Chardonnay 2005

Wow,
2005 is awesome! Liquid Gold.
Our friends brought this to dinner, I saw the name and immediately thought Trader Joes.🙄
Then I saw the color & did a double take, hmm what vintage is this?🤔 thought it said 2015, but the color was not 2015, if you can find this buy it.
— 10 hours ago

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Iron Horse Vineyards

Estate Chardonnay 2012

2012 Napa/Sonoma closeout Chardonnay face-off. If you were going to make a movie theater popcorn flavor of chewing gum, you’d want to drink the William Hill before you started just to make sure you got it right. It’s a Willy Wonka expression of malolactic fermentation. The Iron Horse brings more precision along with more restraint. Focused stone fruit infused with lemongrass and lychee lead the way to a lime and mineral driven finish. — 6 days ago

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Texturé

Lucky Well Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

This is the ‘15 Lucky Well Chard from Sonoma Coast (not yet in Delectable). At slightly cooler than cellar temp, this is all Meyer lemon, salt air, oyster shell, under ripe pineapple, and citrus. Bright, clean flavors. As it warms up a bit, beeswax and orange blossom begin to appear. This is a baby and needs a year or two to flesh out more. However it delivers serious pleasure right now! @Erich Bradley delivering the goods again! — 15 days ago

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Excited to open a bottle
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@David L you will not be disappointed

Aubert

Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

13’ Aubert Lauren. Without a doubt one of the best 2013’s California Chardonnay’s. Okay top 10!?!?
Rich & graceful. Simply put “Mark Aubert “. Pear, apricot, almonds, hazelnut. Oak has integrated so nicely. 🎯 Consuming this at just below room temperature.
Let it open up in your glass for about 30 minutes. No problem at all sitting this down for another 8+ years. Drink after 2018.
— 7 days ago

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@Rob Sternthal 5 years after the date on the bottle. IMO
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@Rob Sternthal We really disagree. This wine taste so much better with a few years in the bottle. Promise you!!
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We rarely

Three Sticks

One Sky Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay 2014

White peach and apricots on the nose. Acid is subdued with well integrated oak makes for a full bodied balanced Chardonnay. — 2 days ago

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Peter Michael Winery

'La Carrière' Knights Valley Chardonnay 2007

Very blowsy ripe nose packed with acacia, honey and a bright, syrupy limestone. Really full bodied and right on the edge of ripeness. A bit much for me, but very good of its type. — 5 days ago

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Hirsch Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2011

To all those who say American Chardonnay doesn’t get better with age I present you Hirsch — 3 days ago

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Failla

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2014

First time trying this much-lauded California (and now Oregon as well, based on recent news I’ve seen) producer. Definitely not let down. This is their most basic appellation-level bottling. Poured a bright medium (-) straw-gold hue. Moderate concentration of aromatics of ripe yellow apples, slightly underripe pineapple, wet stone, heavy cream, pie crust dough, lemon curd, and fennel. On the palate, the wine is round and shows (slightly less) ripe yellow apple, lemon curd, wet stone, hard cheese rind leesinees, underripe papaya, and fennel. Acidity is medium (+), alcohol is medium (+)/high and slightly (but not too distractingly) hot. Dry, with a medium (-) softly-textured body. Pretty good stuff, definitely want to seek out some of their single-site offerings. — 14 days ago

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Nickel & Nickel

Searby Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Well now....as luck would have it, same year as the Thanksgiving wine I reported on ....different vineyard, and my what a difference! I ordered the Farniente, but was served the Nickel and Nickel by the server instead, lol. Labels are so similar, and I didn't have my glasses handy! Now we are talking buttery, silky smooth, apricots and all that is wonderful about a great Chardonnay with Attic Char at 925, The Landing Hotel, Wayzata. — 9 days ago

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Melka

La Mekerra Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Inaugural vintage of the first Melka Chardonnay. It does not disappoint. High Volume. Bursting with aromas of white flowers and hot stones. Mouthful of hazelnuts and lime. Strong showing on the mid palate. Expansive finish of minerals and hints of tropical fruit. This is a massive wine showing extreme concentration of fruit and wood. 30 cases produced. — 12 days ago

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A bottle has your name all over it! @David L
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I need this! What! Melka Chardonnay!
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