Chalone Vineyard

Gavilan Chalone Chardonnay

8.856 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Chalone, Central Coast, 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
Brett Pinkin

Secondary assessment - 2012 vintage tasted Feb 2015. Tasting substantially better than a year ago. Has the beautiful lemon, orange peel, faint green apple. Wine Spectator would not appreciate this balanced wine. Flavor profile changes considerably as temp changes. I enjoy the 2012 Gavilán much better than the 2012 Chalone Estate right now in its journey. This doesn't have the Chalone petrol. Very clean.

Secondary assessment - 2012 vintage tasted Feb 2015. Tasting substantially better than a year ago. Has the beautiful lemon, orange peel, faint green apple. Wine Spectator would not appreciate this balanced wine. Flavor profile changes considerably as temp changes. I enjoy the 2012 Gavilán much better than the 2012 Chalone Estate right now in its journey. This doesn't have the Chalone petrol. Very clean.

Feb 7th, 2015
Clayton Bahr

Nailed this one #blindtasting

Nailed this one #blindtasting

Jan 28th, 2015
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

8.9

Nice and bright!

Nice and bright!

Jun 3rd, 2014
Brett Pinkin

Served bone cold.

Served bone cold.

Nov 9th, 2013
Ryan Frank

2014 vintage

2014 vintage

Mar 30th, 2019
Tyler Martinelli

Citrus and some pear, a little more tropical fruit like pineapple possibly? Also got some creaminess and toastyness.
Warmer climate unoaked chard in the Côte d’Or style.

Citrus and some pear, a little more tropical fruit like pineapple possibly? Also got some creaminess and toastyness.
Warmer climate unoaked chard in the Côte d’Or style.

Mar 15th, 2019
Jody Scharf

Hint of citrus, nice balance of acid and apples.

Hint of citrus, nice balance of acid and apples.

Feb 17th, 2019
Barry Ballan

This is actually a really good Pinot noir I found on sale at my local Bottle King for a great value. It’s full of body and juicy unctuous berry but not overly fruity and definitely not jammy. We both loved it.

This is actually a really good Pinot noir I found on sale at my local Bottle King for a great value. It’s full of body and juicy unctuous berry but not overly fruity and definitely not jammy. We both loved it.

Aug 30th, 2018
Gayla Underkoffler

Diving into some Chardonnay’s for a change. I get some mineral petrol on this I think .. description says citrusy but that’s not prominent to me. Very enjoyable. Not oaky or buttery yay!

Diving into some Chardonnay’s for a change. I get some mineral petrol on this I think .. description says citrusy but that’s not prominent to me. Very enjoyable. Not oaky or buttery yay!

Jan 18th, 2018
Greg Lynn

Need to expose my palate to more Chardonnay

Need to expose my palate to more Chardonnay

Apr 9th, 2016