Sonoma County Chardonnay

Donelan

Nancie Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015

A delicious Chardonnay from Donelan. Certainly plenty of richness, apricot, white peach, floral elements too. But not remotely heavy. Nicely finessed and, goodness me, it's hard to resist a second or third glass.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! Such fun being part of the community - thank you to everybody whose wines appear on my feed. I've learned so much from so many people and value the constant sources of inspiration from everyone.
— 13 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@James Forsyth Great wine, love Joe's stuff!
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Happy thanksgiving! I’m grateful to be a part of the this community!

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay 2016

David T
9.2

This is for people that like their Chardonnay with more structure, bright white citrus and yet still elegant. This was really good with the white meat and Hedy’s potato purée.

This is also excellent selection if you brine your turkey.

Will definitely benefit from 3-5 more years in bottle.
— 8 days ago

Sofia, Eric and 22 others liked this

Morlet Family Vineyards

Coup De Coeur Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015

Really lovely wine. As it warms up it continues to improve. Fruit on the nose. Fruit on the palate. Limited oak and no butter. — 6 days ago

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Martinelli

Martinelli Road Chardonnay 2015

Classic RRV Chard served for Thanksgiving 2019. Nose of herbs and butter. Entry of honeysuckle, mango, wildflowers. Middle gains a limestone grit. Finishes with brighter acidity than I would have expected given that the entry of this wine is quite a bit more rounded than I expected it to be. Hint of walnut. Very balanced. These wines are built for an extremely long haul, 1 to 2 decades. Drink or hold. — 8 days ago

Robert, Clive and 31 others liked this

Kistler

Durell Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2006

Shay A
9.2

November’s 4th Friday was a big hit. There is no way I’ll be able to upload all the wines, nor give them the reviews they deserve, but there were a few worthy of mentioning!

A bit sulfuric on the nose. Slightly funky and herbal aromatics but the palate was showing zippy acidity and a shocking amount of tart fruit! Underripe Granny Smith Apple, lemon tart, mango and limestone. Very different on the palate than the nose.
— 3 days ago

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Rochioli

Rachael's Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

Shay A
9.3

November’s 4th Friday was a big hit. There is no way I’ll be able to upload all the wines, nor give them the reviews they deserve, but there were a few worthy of mentioning!

Very good, and at this age, there is a lot of burgundy characteristics. Little trace of oak. Lots of pure and ripe (but not overly sweet) fruit...lemon oil, honeysuckle, pear, passion fruit, and mineral notes. Good acidity and a lengthy finish.
— 3 days ago

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Aubert

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Ron R
9.3

Nose displays butterscotch and blood orange. Palate presents caramel, baked bread and a hint of green capsicum. Finishes with good weight, round acidity, and moderate sweetness. These appellation bottlings from Aubert are understated, and wonderful as a result.

Renovation update - first phase of stairs are finally in, after I (general contractor) screwed up my angles. Monday/Tuesday will be big...
— 6 days ago

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That is great to hear things are going good on renovation @Ron R
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@Severn Goodwin, I’m over my head here. @Eric Shanks, nah I’m just project managing and coordinating contractors - along with some guidance from @Mo Salem. @Mike R, the major work will be complete by the end of the week 🙂
Stuart Scheff

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When will everything be done? I started 10 years ago and now on to the last room.

Aubert

Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

Wow. Mark’s Lauren Vineyard chard is always my favorite, but this 2008 is absolutely unreal. Incredible nose of honeysuckle, white flowers, lemon peel, and a touch of vanilla, the mouthfeel on this is unbelievable. Impeccable balance, with a finish that lasts well over a minute, this is one of the best chardonnays I’ve had in a long time. Just awesome. — 8 days ago

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Agreed. Lauren Vineyard is my all time fave.

Rivers-Marie

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2013

Pop and pour with some Hog Island oysters shipped overnight and shucked by me(whew, took some time...damn, they make it look so easy at the restaurant).

A tempting pale straw color. On the nose: lemon, tropical fruit, vanilla, orange peel. Taste: subtle notes of fruit..lemon,lime, banana....with some vanilla, medium acidity, leading to a crisp finish.
— 9 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Had my last 17 B Thieriot last night, probably too early but was a great bottle even while young
Tom Garland

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They do drink well young, hard to save em. Cheers!

Hartford Court

Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

It’s a very rich style chardonnay, but it’s unapologetically delicious. Professional scores have it as high as 97 and the purity of fruit along with the deft use of french oak and balanced acidity are certainly deserving. It strikes a nice balance even with everything amped up and an alcohol level of 14.6%. Only 326 cases made, if you see a bottle in the wild drink it! — 6 days ago

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@Patrick Derdeyn I enjoy Hartford Court Chardonnay’s. Gotten better in recent years.
David L

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Not long lived. IMO