Shannon Ridge Vineyard

High Elevation Collection Lake County Chardonnay

8.682 ratings
8.46 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.

1 person 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!

1 person 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
Hannah Schregardus

Very good wine. Nice strong berry taste

Very good wine. Nice strong berry taste

Jul 5th, 2018
Danielle Oliver

A thick tasting chardonnay. Decent, but not my favorite chardonnay.

A thick tasting chardonnay. Decent, but not my favorite chardonnay.

Mar 11th, 2018
Victoria Rampersad

A pleasing, clean Chardonnay.

A pleasing, clean Chardonnay.

Feb 5th, 2018
C Haley

The closest to what Jarrell served at wine night.

The closest to what Jarrell served at wine night.

Jan 16th, 2018
Joseph Staneck

CFM mild with nice slightly oakey finish.

CFM mild with nice slightly oakey finish.

Aug 7th, 2017