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Chuy Chardonnay

9.225 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, 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
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
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
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
Scott Stewart

Just wow sometimes. This and the Haynes are the two best Chardonnay's from Ehren. Super complex.

Just wow sometimes. This and the Haynes are the two best Chardonnay's from Ehren. Super complex.

Jun 26th, 2017
Sarah Wollett

Well made but a little boring (to me). Some light stone fruit and the oak is present on the palate

Well made but a little boring (to me). Some light stone fruit and the oak is present on the palate

Aug 12th, 2016
Michael Patrone

One of my favorite Chardonnays. Little bit of grass

One of my favorite Chardonnays. Little bit of grass

Apr 21st, 2016
Constance Rodts

Crisper than the regular Chardonnay

Crisper than the regular Chardonnay

Jul 4th, 2015
Matthew Stibbe

First of the summer wine? Lovely balanced Chardonnay with peach, pineapple with butter, vanilla flavours from the subtle oak. Could drink this as long as the sun is shining. Very good.

First of the summer wine? Lovely balanced Chardonnay with peach, pineapple with butter, vanilla flavours from the subtle oak. Could drink this as long as the sun is shining. Very good.

May 24th, 2015
Ryan Smith

Clean minerality. Great acid. Long finish. And should get better here in a couple hours....

Clean minerality. Great acid. Long finish. And should get better here in a couple hours....

Feb 10th, 2015