Alesia

Alder Springs Vineyard Chardonnay

8.971 ratings
8.713 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Patrick Derdeyn

This is very different CA chard. All the comments about tropical fruit are right on. Acid is pretty mild. There is a nice creaminess in the mid-palate that I think comes from some malo, I dont get any vanilla notes from oak. A nice change of pace that I think will be more interesting in a few years.

This is very different CA chard. All the comments about tropical fruit are right on. Acid is pretty mild. There is a nice creaminess in the mid-palate that I think comes from some malo, I dont get any vanilla notes from oak. A nice change of pace that I think will be more interesting in a few years.

Jun 30th, 2018
Boxer Briefs

Think I bought this from Rhys? Going to drop another #delectable truthbomb here. This wine...It’s so reductive that when I passed a glass of it to a friend at the bar this evening, they dropped a penny in it. Ouch, embarrassing. For me. And them...

Think I bought this from Rhys? Going to drop another #delectable truthbomb here. This wine...It’s so reductive that when I passed a glass of it to a friend at the bar this evening, they dropped a penny in it. Ouch, embarrassing. For me. And them...

Feb 21st, 2018
Stephen Solaka

Tropical fruits, acidity and long finish.

Tropical fruits, acidity and long finish.

Jun 14th, 2017
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.0

Fabulous. Apparently the only vintage made from Alder Springs Vineyard. Great focus and complexity.

Fabulous. Apparently the only vintage made from Alder Springs Vineyard. Great focus and complexity.

Jan 31st, 2017
Chris MacLean

Good richness and minerality but I could use a bit less oak.

Good richness and minerality but I could use a bit less oak.

Mar 4th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Good but not as much vigor or vibrancy as the Alesia Syrahs and Pinots I've had. Was hoping for more from 2012.

Good but not as much vigor or vibrancy as the Alesia Syrahs and Pinots I've had. Was hoping for more from 2012.

Dec 9th, 2015
John B. Paterson

Wine Director Frankies Spuntino & Prime Meats

8.7

Need acid.

Need acid.

Aug 30th, 2015
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.0

Great value and balance.

Great value and balance.

Feb 14th, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.5

Fresh citrus fruit, unripe pineapples, ripe pears and melon flavors, framed by fine-tuned oakiness, mineral scents and juicy acidity. A lovely quaffer!

Fresh citrus fruit, unripe pineapples, ripe pears and melon flavors, framed by fine-tuned oakiness, mineral scents and juicy acidity. A lovely quaffer!

Jun 9th, 2014
Boxer Briefs

Better than the first bottle. But still, ripe and tropical with a bit more "minerality"

Better than the first bottle. But still, ripe and tropical with a bit more "minerality"

Dec 26th, 2016