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Chuy Chardonnay

9.297 ratings
9.335 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Round and rich while still showing incredible restraint. Balanced with a rich fruit balanced with a core of minerality. Old vine chard!

Round and rich while still showing incredible restraint. Balanced with a rich fruit balanced with a core of minerality. Old vine chard!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2015
Tom Riley

This wine makes me think of everybody who has ever said, "I don't like chardonnay." Bright and complex, crisp and clean, nuances to spare, this wine will put a smile on your face. And when you're done smiling, which will be awhile, you'll nod a few times, say "yes," quietly to yourself, and then reach for the bottle. Maybe just one more splash.

This wine makes me think of everybody who has ever said, "I don't like chardonnay." Bright and complex, crisp and clean, nuances to spare, this wine will put a smile on your face. And when you're done smiling, which will be awhile, you'll nod a few times, say "yes," quietly to yourself, and then reach for the bottle. Maybe just one more splash.

Mar 10th, 2017
Austin Beeman

A California Chardonnay of grace and beauty. // Straw color. Apricot and peach nose. Dense and structured palate with lots of glycerol power. Finish starts to show some prettiness but we're still in a intensity zone here. This will improve with age. $50 retail.

A California Chardonnay of grace and beauty. // Straw color. Apricot and peach nose. Dense and structured palate with lots of glycerol power. Finish starts to show some prettiness but we're still in a intensity zone here. This will improve with age. $50 retail.

Oct 14th, 2016
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.0

White pepper, vanilla, some stone fruit and minerailty. Always a favorite and in balance. From magnum.

White pepper, vanilla, some stone fruit and minerailty. Always a favorite and in balance. From magnum.

Aug 10th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Viscous and weighty with mouthwatering white flowers and mild oak/vanilla.

Viscous and weighty with mouthwatering white flowers and mild oak/vanilla.

Apr 27th, 2016
TJ Maxwell

Stony, peppery, citrus nose. Rocks and chalk flavors w intense white pepper accents. Crisp, mineral-laden and hardly recognizable as a typical CA style.

Stony, peppery, citrus nose. Rocks and chalk flavors w intense white pepper accents. Crisp, mineral-laden and hardly recognizable as a typical CA style.

Apr 13th, 2016
Ryan Sherman

Excellent. So well done.

Excellent. So well done.

Sep 13th, 2015
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.1

Perfect for captain @Darren Schlissel. Chuy vineyard. Very clean and linear. Great stone fruit and acidity. One of the best California chardonnays had.

Perfect for captain @Darren Schlissel. Chuy vineyard. Very clean and linear. Great stone fruit and acidity. One of the best California chardonnays had.

Jul 5th, 2015
Perry Riddle

Just wonderful. Old vines and great winemaking. Concentrated yellow stonefruit with terrific weight and a wonderful herbal note. All with a sense of minerality underpinning it all. One of my favorites to pair at the restaurant. @Ehren Jordan

Just wonderful. Old vines and great winemaking. Concentrated yellow stonefruit with terrific weight and a wonderful herbal note. All with a sense of minerality underpinning it all. One of my favorites to pair at the restaurant. @Ehren Jordan

Mar 11th, 2015
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

9.2

Johnny Law bringing the heat!

Johnny Law bringing the heat!

Feb 4th, 2015