Bohème Wines

Taylor Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay

9.124 ratings
8.97 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

medium straw color, pale watery rim, medium tearing; subtle aromatics, lemon, lime, butterscotch candy, no significant new oak; lemon, nice minerality; medium body, good acidity; sourced from cool vineyard site leased by Kurt Beiler on a wooded bluff about 5.3 miles from Pacific and planted to old Wente clone, small crop, drought year; whole cluster pressed, fermented in seasoned French oak barrels, minimal lees stirring every 2-3 weeks, complete malolactic fermentation; a lovely if somewhat delicate Chardonnay; $49

medium straw color, pale watery rim, medium tearing; subtle aromatics, lemon, lime, butterscotch candy, no significant new oak; lemon, nice minerality; medium body, good acidity; sourced from cool vineyard site leased by Kurt Beiler on a wooded bluff about 5.3 miles from Pacific and planted to old Wente clone, small crop, drought year; whole cluster pressed, fermented in seasoned French oak barrels, minimal lees stirring every 2-3 weeks, complete malolactic fermentation; a lovely if somewhat delicate Chardonnay; $49

Apr 24th, 2020
Al Shikoh

medium golden yellow; muted, lemon zest, wet stone; saline, stone fruit; medium bodied, good acid backbone, 14.1% ABV; sourced from vineyard on bluff 5 miles from Pacific Ocean, whole cluster pressed and fermented in seasoned French oak, made by owner/winemaker Kurt Beitler, grandson of Charlie Wagner and nephew of Chuck Wagner co-founders of Caymus Vineyards; $45

medium golden yellow; muted, lemon zest, wet stone; saline, stone fruit; medium bodied, good acid backbone, 14.1% ABV; sourced from vineyard on bluff 5 miles from Pacific Ocean, whole cluster pressed and fermented in seasoned French oak, made by owner/winemaker Kurt Beitler, grandson of Charlie Wagner and nephew of Chuck Wagner co-founders of Caymus Vineyards; $45

Jul 3rd, 2019
Kevin Arndt

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

8.7

Lovely oxidative notes of roasted almond, dried pineapple.

Lovely oxidative notes of roasted almond, dried pineapple.

Jul 1st, 2013
Evan McKenzie

Darker yellow appearance, very light aromatics, minimal oak, lemon, high acid, medium + minerals, 13.9% EtOH

2016 crop of Wente Selection Chardonnay hand-harvested on 9/23 with a yield of 1.05 tons per acre. Whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in seasoned French Burgundy barrels. 147 cases produced.

Darker yellow appearance, very light aromatics, minimal oak, lemon, high acid, medium + minerals, 13.9% EtOH

2016 crop of Wente Selection Chardonnay hand-harvested on 9/23 with a yield of 1.05 tons per acre. Whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in seasoned French Burgundy barrels. 147 cases produced.

May 6th, 2020
Evan McKenzie

214 cases produced. 2014 crop of Wente Selection Chardonnay, hand-harvested September 23rd & 24th with a yield of 3.1 tons per acre. Fruit whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in seasoned French Burgundy barrels.

Tenth anniversary

214 cases produced. 2014 crop of Wente Selection Chardonnay, hand-harvested September 23rd & 24th with a yield of 3.1 tons per acre. Fruit whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in seasoned French Burgundy barrels.

Tenth anniversary

Aug 15th, 2019
Barb

Beautifully balanced

Beautifully balanced

May 27th, 2017
Corrie Greene

Lovely wine. Nice balance of mineral & lemon citrus. Great to have with some cheese & crackers.

Lovely wine. Nice balance of mineral & lemon citrus. Great to have with some cheese & crackers.

May 7th, 2017
Toni Zablocki

Cooler, coastal site. Acidity is surprisingly - has lovely charm.

Cooler, coastal site. Acidity is surprisingly - has lovely charm.

Mar 16th, 2017
Steve Anderson

Lead off batter at #Faltacular charity wine event this afternoon. Good to see Kurt Beitler visiting from Occidental.

Lead off batter at #Faltacular charity wine event this afternoon. Good to see Kurt Beitler visiting from Occidental.

Feb 19th, 2017
Dave Riv

With oysters and dungenous crab Mac n cheese at Nick's Cove.

With oysters and dungenous crab Mac n cheese at Nick's Cove.

Nov 5th, 2013