Ici/La-Bas

Victoria Elke Vineyard Chardonnay

8.925 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North 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
David L

So age worthy. Simply needed 5 years in the bottle. Powerful wine . The wine was so massive (Oak driven) - time to settle down. Absolutely not for everybody. This one could sit down for another 10 years.

So age worthy. Simply needed 5 years in the bottle. Powerful wine . The wine was so massive (Oak driven) - time to settle down. Absolutely not for everybody. This one could sit down for another 10 years.

Dec 10th, 2017
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

8.6

Pale gold smells of new oak and wet stones toasty bread. In the mouth lean and bright with lemon curd pink grapefruit. 8.5-9

Pale gold smells of new oak and wet stones toasty bread. In the mouth lean and bright with lemon curd pink grapefruit. 8.5-9

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2013
Boxer Briefs

Jim Clendendan of ABC and Mel the barrel broker make this wine for gifts

Jim Clendendan of ABC and Mel the barrel broker make this wine for gifts

Feb 23rd, 2015
Boxer Briefs

#cougarjuice Mel the BARREL broker...some wood, yo

#cougarjuice Mel the BARREL broker...some wood, yo

Jun 24th, 2015
Alex Hughes

Ten years age has treated this well. Very good wine with developed stone and tropical fruits balanced by medium plus acidity and well integrated with butterscotch and hazelnut from French oak. medium plus finish. Fruit is a little upstaged by secondary but good integration makes it work. At $27, one of the better QPR I’ve come across.

Ten years age has treated this well. Very good wine with developed stone and tropical fruits balanced by medium plus acidity and well integrated with butterscotch and hazelnut from French oak. medium plus finish. Fruit is a little upstaged by secondary but good integration makes it work. At $27, one of the better QPR I’ve come across.

Apr 20th, 2019
Eric Manago

Lemon curd and baked apples. The acid is keeping this surprisingly youthful for 8yrs old. I nice little chard for creamy dishes.

Lemon curd and baked apples. The acid is keeping this surprisingly youthful for 8yrs old. I nice little chard for creamy dishes.

Jun 14th, 2018
Steve Anderson

Au Bon Climat / Qupe Open House at Bien Nacido.

Au Bon Climat / Qupe Open House at Bien Nacido.

Apr 25th, 2017
Peter J.

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Jan 14th, 2014
Bob Elwell

High alcohol and lots of oak, a red wine drinker's chardonnay

High alcohol and lots of oak, a red wine drinker's chardonnay

Mar 12th, 2015
Nate Axline

Nate had this 2 years ago

Nate had this 2 years ago

Sep 21st, 2017