Sonoma County Chardonnay

Lioco

Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Straw with gold leaf glints. Compelling nose of acorn squash, zucchini blossom, cooling lemon zest, green apple, lime, drawn, clarified butter, corn flakes, tiny sprinkles of dried pineapple, and banana leaf aromas. Soft lemon pith and wet peel, green orchid stem, tangy, deconstructed lime from zest to oil and pith, lemon grass, and fresh cut lemon somehow echoing green apple tart bursts; lean and sexy with myriad edible flowers, lavender, squash blossom, nasturtiums, dandelion, and others, small and subtle. Overall a great Chardonnay with elegance and calculated beauty reminiscent of a Japanese garden, or a small, manicured French palatial jardin. .
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Aubert

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017

Light straw color. Notes of citrus, some honey, lots of oak. Rich and heavy in the mouth. A bit of heat on the finish, high in alcohol. — 8 days ago

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Ramey Wine Cellars

Platt Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Pop and pour for a raw fish crudo Friday night!
A breathtaking pale straw color for this cool temp Sonoma coast wine. On the nose: Subdued notes of pear, bale of hay, lemon, and honey. Taste: A creamy rich mouthfeel with pear, pineapple, lemon/lime, and minerals on this medium body and medium plus acidity wine.
— 16 days ago

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Tongue Dancer

Bacigalupi Vineyard 2015

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Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch! All wines tasted blind.

My first thought when I smelled this, and again when I tried it, was “this is so familiar.” I was correct. I had the 2016 vintage courtesy of
@Shawn R a year ago for the WNH event in San Antonio. This was so rich and flavorful! Sporting a warm and soft profile, it shows baking spices on the nose with powdered sugar and honey roasted cashews. On the palate it’s full of Creme brûlée, banana pudding and savory truffles toward the finish. Drinks a touch hot. If you enjoy the bigger style, you’ll love this. Thanks Ryan.
— 4 days ago

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Rivers-Marie

Joy Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

In a good spot with an hour of air. More my speed than the Sonoma chard and a notch below the B. Theriot. Plan to stock up on release next week. — 3 days ago

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Martinelli

Martinelli Road Chardonnay 2010

Man, this one gave the younger Aubert Ritchie a run for its money. This is drinking perfectly at this point. Lots of herbs and yellow peach on the front with probably less acidity than it had a few years ago. Very rounded and full bodied mouthfeel. A little bit of kiwi and pear. Toward the finish, this one still showed a tiny bit of astringency. With the right aging, I think this one still has another three to five years and it without a doubt. Definitely not over the hill, although I would say this one is really close to peak. — 15 days ago

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Donelan

Genevieve's Block Devoto Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

By coincidence I had two Donelan whites on near consecutive nights. The Chard is pretty punchy. Lemon and minerals. Some brioche. Tasty. Like a flat Bollinger. — 21 days ago

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Ferren Wines

Silver Eagle Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Seriously Vin Diesel on open. Took a long time to blow off and open up. Apricot, lanolin, almond. Long, long, finish. Very dry Riesling like. — a day ago

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Aubert

CIX Vineyards Chardonnay 2016

16’ Aubert CIX Chardonnay. Let it open up in the glass for 20/30 minutes. OH my goodness!!!! Incredible Chardonnay. Edit- Will be even better in a year!  — 10 days ago

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Aubert

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Exceptional for an AVA level blend. Stone fruits supported by a balanced structure and excellent finish. Tasty, and drinking well now. — 18 days ago

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