Nickel & Nickel

Stiling Vineyard Chardonnay

9.0111 ratings
8.912 pro ratings
Russian River 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
Patrick Derdeyn

Well made chard from good source material. Even with cooler climate fruit they still manage to amp this up quite a bit. Some oak influence is noticeable along with the rich golden fruit and a touch of creaminess on the finish.

Well made chard from good source material. Even with cooler climate fruit they still manage to amp this up quite a bit. Some oak influence is noticeable along with the rich golden fruit and a touch of creaminess on the finish.

Aug 2nd, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Nickel & Nickel exclusively to produces 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines that express the distinctive personality of each vineyard. Established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente. Aromas of stone fruit and citrus. On the palate apple, melon and pear flavors, with some lemon zest, vanilla and toasty notes. Nice balance with acidity on lingering finish on a gently spicy rich oaky mineral ending. Classic CA Chard, very nice!

Nickel & Nickel exclusively to produces 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines that express the distinctive personality of each vineyard. Established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente. Aromas of stone fruit and citrus. On the palate apple, melon and pear flavors, with some lemon zest, vanilla and toasty notes. Nice balance with acidity on lingering finish on a gently spicy rich oaky mineral ending. Classic CA Chard, very nice!

Feb 21st, 2018
Maggie Harrison

seamless balanced no malo clean fresh ripe exotic fruits, medium weight. I want more

seamless balanced no malo clean fresh ripe exotic fruits, medium weight. I want more

Jul 12th, 2017
Colin Cahoon

Honeysuckle and peach nose. Citrus and honey with nice acid.

Honeysuckle and peach nose. Citrus and honey with nice acid.

2 people found it helpfulMar 20th, 2016
Bo Yu
9.0

Fruity and crisp in the beginning. After taste is more like a chardonnay. Delicious and easy.

Fruity and crisp in the beginning. After taste is more like a chardonnay. Delicious and easy.

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2016
Mark Villa

Oaky and undistinguished. You can find many California Chardonnays that taste better, have more finesse and structure, and cost less, Chalone and Sonoma-Cutrer among them. For a similar price point, I would choose Chateau Montelena over this every time.

Oaky and undistinguished. You can find many California Chardonnays that taste better, have more finesse and structure, and cost less, Chalone and Sonoma-Cutrer among them. For a similar price point, I would choose Chateau Montelena over this every time.

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2015
Allison Serafin

A classic Chardonnay. Buttery oakey goodness with 14% alcohol content.

A classic Chardonnay. Buttery oakey goodness with 14% alcohol content.

1 person found it helpfulApr 11th, 2015
Phil Stice

Bitter phenolics and lacking in depth.

Bitter phenolics and lacking in depth.

Dec 26th, 2016
Nikolaus Schuhl

Sommelier/Sales Epic Wines

8.1

Golden straw color. Oaky noise. Nice acid. Green apple, peach

Golden straw color. Oaky noise. Nice acid. Green apple, peach

Feb 4th, 2015
Gary Grose

Sometimes it’s cold out and you are having crab cakes and need a sturdy chard to go with the spicy sauce for the cakes. This is it. Heavy oak and beautiful from opening until last drop. Let it open for a while and not too cold.

Sometimes it’s cold out and you are having crab cakes and need a sturdy chard to go with the spicy sauce for the cakes. This is it. Heavy oak and beautiful from opening until last drop. Let it open for a while and not too cold.

Mar 7th, 2020