Shannon Ridge Vineyard

High Elevation Collection Lake County Chardonnay

8.6106 ratings
8.47 pro ratings
Lake County, 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
Laura Lowe

Fine. Got it at Steve's. Not bad. Not in love.

Fine. Got it at Steve's. Not bad. Not in love.

2 people found it helpfulJun 4th, 2015
David Kline

Fridge-cold this shows notes of honeyed green Granny Smith apple, subdued citrus, honeyed bread, straw. Hibiscus, and pink salt. Heavier, almost cream mouthfeel, consistent with the honey notes. Lemon and vanilla are almost afterthoughts in this well-constructed, value Chard. It has a texture of animal fat. This greasy Granny is Phat! There is no hole in her panty, and
she won't be honking her way down 'Sesame Street' anytime soon, but she just might leave a little sweetfat on your palate, and leave you begging for desert!

Fridge-cold this shows notes of honeyed green Granny Smith apple, subdued citrus, honeyed bread, straw. Hibiscus, and pink salt. Heavier, almost cream mouthfeel, consistent with the honey notes. Lemon and vanilla are almost afterthoughts in this well-constructed, value Chard. It has a texture of animal fat. This greasy Granny is Phat! There is no hole in her panty, and
she won't be honking her way down 'Sesame Street' anytime soon, but she just might leave a little sweetfat on your palate, and leave you begging for desert!

2 people found it helpfulSep 9th, 2014
Justin Gilman CSW, CSS

I've tasted this #wine numerous times over the years. Upon release, the tannins and acid are prominent with ample fruit the rest of the way. You'll typically find P Sirah a year or two behind other varietal vintages to help mellow out the tannins. This vintage, not necessary.

Dark wild berry aromas with faint blue flowers. The color is dark and slightly inky. The palate has supple diminishing fruit. Tannins are moderate minus and quick. The friendliest vintage I've tasted from them. Opened 11/16/15

I've tasted this #wine numerous times over the years. Upon release, the tannins and acid are prominent with ample fruit the rest of the way. You'll typically find P Sirah a year or two behind other varietal vintages to help mellow out the tannins. This vintage, not necessary.

Dark wild berry aromas with faint blue flowers. The color is dark and slightly inky. The palate has supple diminishing fruit. Tannins are moderate minus and quick. The friendliest vintage I've tasted from them. Opened 11/16/15

Nov 18th, 2015
Sue Mohle

Fatty and oaky

Fatty and oaky

Aug 31st, 2015
Nic Gautreaux

Simple and good.

Simple and good.

Jan 1st, 2015
Steve Bowen

Traditional tasting dark red wine. Beautiful color. No headache. Dry. Very little lingering aftertaste.

Traditional tasting dark red wine. Beautiful color. No headache. Dry. Very little lingering aftertaste.

Aug 25th, 2022
Alyssa Sheets Wolf

Delicious Petite Sirah of excellent value. Starts off with jammy fruit, blueberries and plum, and quickly moves into a black pepper/herbal finish.

Delicious Petite Sirah of excellent value. Starts off with jammy fruit, blueberries and plum, and quickly moves into a black pepper/herbal finish.

Mar 2nd, 2021
Steven Klass

Not a Chardonnay guy but not too bad

Not a Chardonnay guy but not too bad

Nov 12th, 2020
Joanna

I love this one. Honey, apples and pears, creamy texture. 5/5
Edit: nope, histamines.

I love this one. Honey, apples and pears, creamy texture. 5/5
Edit: nope, histamines.

Jul 18th, 2020
Caleb Warren

On 8/22/19. At home. This is an inky purple with full bodied dark fruits followed by a medium well balanced dry. It got 2 wows!!

On 8/22/19. At home. This is an inky purple with full bodied dark fruits followed by a medium well balanced dry. It got 2 wows!!

Aug 22nd, 2019