Posts Tagged Chardonnay

2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Block 10 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

In the glass, a brilliant, deep straw color. With a swirl and a sniff, the nose transports the taster to a time 25 years in the past – a happy time, when winemakers delivered pleasing Chardonnays full of baked apple pie aromas (complete with... Read more

2014 La Crema Chardonnay, Monterey

A surprisingly deep, clear, yellow straw color in the glass. Butter and baking spices cloak ample ripe scents of orange and cream (think Dreamsickle), honeydew, baked apple, and ripe stone fruit. Despite the richness of the nose and the buttered... Read more

2014 Jackson Estate Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley

A brilliant straw color in the glass. This is classic California Chardonnay – rich aromas and flavors of ripe peach, fleshy tropical fruits, and honeyed floral notes, all wrapped up in a cloak of buttery shortbread and spice from oak aging. It... Read more

2013 Jackson Estate Chardonnay, Camelot Highlands, Santa Maria Valley

The Jackson Estate wines represent special bottlings from a specific appellation. For over forty years, the Santa Maria benchlands and hillsides have been producing world class Chardonnay. This one displays a clear, deep straw color. Lashings of... Read more

2014 Murphy-Goode Chardonnay, California

Not every California Chardonnay aspires to be a Grand Cru white Burgundy. Some are made to be straightforward, gulpable, and priced for everyday consumption. That was the philosophy of winemaker David Ready, Jr. when he crafted this bottling, and it... Read more

2014 Wakefield ‘Promised Land Unwooded’ Chardonnay, South Australia

Ever been to apple country during the harvest season? If so, you’ll never forget the sweet perfumed aroma in the air. This wine’s nose replicates that experience. In the mouth, a bit of slatiness and lemon zest lead to a sun-drenched apple... Read more

2015 Wakefield ‘Promised Land Unwooded’ Chardonnay, South Australia

When some wine drinkers hear the term “unwood,” they fear the acidity of the wine may be through the roof. That is true in some cases — but not this one. The wine is medium in body, exhibiting apple-marshmallow and citrus notes. A beautiful... Read more

2015 Wakefield Chardonnay, Clare Valley, Australia

This full-bodied wine offers a pure expression of fruit flavors — spiced apple, passion fruit and a hint of peach — joined by a note of cashew. Perfect for sipping before grilling the shrimp on the barbie, and priced so you can plan a lot of... Read more

2013 Matanzas Creek Chardonnay, Sonoma County

For three decades, this bottling has represented the archetypical style of “California Chardonnay.” Fat and opulent with good citrus acidity beneath it, the wine shows vanilla, clove and allspice infused in butter, joined by some oak spice and... Read more

2013 La Crema Chardonnay, Monterey

This medium-bodied wine deftly melds its fruit and oak impressions, including apple, pear, light pineapple and hints of oak spice and butter. Nice and smooth with a kiss of buttered fruit in the finish, this is a solid house wine candidate that’s... Read more