Robert Lloyd Vineyards

Lloyd Carneros Chardonnay

9.2112 ratings
8.77 pro ratings
Carneros, 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Lloyd made the rounds working at a bunch of renowned wineries, Cakebread, Stag’s Leap, La Crema & Rombauer where he gained Head Winemaker status before leaving in 2008 to start his own project, Lloyd Cellars. Fruit sourced from blocks in Sangiacomo & Truchard Vineyards, aged for 10 months in new American oak. Aromas of ripe stone & tropical fruits, citrus and blossom notes. Palate has apple, pear & peach flavors with bits of citrus wrapped in a creamy texture. Long rich finish ending with slight toasty notes. Tasting Sample.

Lloyd made the rounds working at a bunch of renowned wineries, Cakebread, Stag’s Leap, La Crema & Rombauer where he gained Head Winemaker status before leaving in 2008 to start his own project, Lloyd Cellars. Fruit sourced from blocks in Sangiacomo & Truchard Vineyards, aged for 10 months in new American oak. Aromas of ripe stone & tropical fruits, citrus and blossom notes. Palate has apple, pear & peach flavors with bits of citrus wrapped in a creamy texture. Long rich finish ending with slight toasty notes. Tasting Sample.

Dec 8th, 2019
Martin G Rivard

A truly special shout out to my buddy Steve Colanero @Steve Colanero He gave me this bottles to enjoy . What an incredibly stunning California Chardonnay! Toasted brioche, crème brûlée, Oak and a finish that goes on for a minute plus. It’s his absolute house wine and I am a definite believer.. Truly incredible Chardonnay. I really dig it!👏👏👏👍👍👍👏👏👏 This bottle was the perfect opener to our incredible evening! Thank you once again Steve!

A truly special shout out to my buddy Steve Colanero @Steve Colanero He gave me this bottles to enjoy . What an incredibly stunning California Chardonnay! Toasted brioche, crème brûlée, Oak and a finish that goes on for a minute plus. It’s his absolute house wine and I am a definite believer.. Truly incredible Chardonnay. I really dig it!👏👏👏👍👍👍👏👏👏 This bottle was the perfect opener to our incredible evening! Thank you once again Steve!

Jan 18th, 2018
Jay G Boyle

Wow. Crisp unbelievable balance. Nice vanilla on finish

Wow. Crisp unbelievable balance. Nice vanilla on finish

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2016
Tanya Hooper

Great oaky California Chardonnay. Can tell winemaker is from Rombauer (which I love) as it has a great hazelnut, oaky aroma. Beautiful.

Great oaky California Chardonnay. Can tell winemaker is from Rombauer (which I love) as it has a great hazelnut, oaky aroma. Beautiful.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2016
Matt Pipitone

Strong ripe pear on the nose with hints of melon and vanilla. Slightly acidic with a buttery oak finish accompanied by the fruit and a little caramel. Its like biting into a perfect pear from the garden of eden. Excellent work from one of Rombauer's old wine makers!

Strong ripe pear on the nose with hints of melon and vanilla. Slightly acidic with a buttery oak finish accompanied by the fruit and a little caramel. Its like biting into a perfect pear from the garden of eden. Excellent work from one of Rombauer's old wine makers!

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.0

Svelte and well endowed, like a Victorias Secret model. Apple, pear, pineapple and melon fruit, imbibed with creamy vanilla, with an enigmatic cool and smoky finish. Most impressive in its persistence, and fine calibration.

Svelte and well endowed, like a Victorias Secret model. Apple, pear, pineapple and melon fruit, imbibed with creamy vanilla, with an enigmatic cool and smoky finish. Most impressive in its persistence, and fine calibration.

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2013
Kyle Groombridge

Always delicious.. so rich and creamy, balanced by gorgeous tropical fruit and clean acidity.. a big boy chardonnay to be sure.

Always delicious.. so rich and creamy, balanced by gorgeous tropical fruit and clean acidity.. a big boy chardonnay to be sure.

Dec 26th, 2015
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

8.7

Graciously poured by Jim and Bill. Rich and lush with toasty American oak

Graciously poured by Jim and Bill. Rich and lush with toasty American oak

Dec 21st, 2014
Jo Florradikal

for an oaked #chardonnay I'm pleased with the caramel, quince and creme brûlée flavors #carneros

for an oaked #chardonnay I'm pleased with the caramel, quince and creme brûlée flavors #carneros

Sep 12th, 2014
Ryan Colthorp

Apples. Tons of butter!

Apples. Tons of butter!

Feb 9th, 2020