Posts Tagged ‘Chardonnay’

2012 Ledson Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

David Ramey has developed something of a cult following among wine lovers, and his work for Ledson demonstrates why. Breathe in the aroma of this Chardonnay, and visions of pineapple upside-down cake may dance in your head, with its baking spice,… Read more


2012 Ledson Chardonnay, Carneros

This creamy wine showcases notes of apple and pear, along with a hint of citrus. A quintessential sipping wine, crafted by David Ramey. MSRP: $36 (April 2014) Wine Lines rating:… Read more


2013 Wakefield ‘St. Andrews Single Vineyard Release’ Chardonnay, Clare Valley, Australia

This wine, brilliant straw in hue, serves up substantial sweet, spicy wood, along with a hint of vanilla, some butter and lemon peel. Lush and palate coating, with opulent fruit and a nice streak of acidity to keep it fresh. On the finish, there’s… Read more


2012 Cambria Chardonnay, Katherine’s Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley

Brilliant straw color. Wood notes of smoke, vanilla, and toast frame bright pineapple, stone fruit, green apple, and sweet lemon. The wine is medium-full in the mouth, where the sweet fruit takes on a creamy texture. While a delight to drink now on… Read more


2012 Salentein Reserve Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina

The wine sports a brilliant pale yellow color with glints of green. Initial whiffs of light butter and vanilla cream pave the way to delicate white flowers, a note of citrus, and moderate apple fruit. Medium in body, it has a gentle mouth entry… Read more


2012 Frisson Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley

A brilliant straw hue. Perfumed scents of wild flowers and vanilla cream mix with pear, tropical fruit, and a note of citrus. The wine lightly coats the palate with butter-tinged fleshy fruit and a bit of roasted nuts, then echoes these with a… Read more


2011 Souverain Chardonnay, North Coast

Like many Chardonnay bottlings made in California, the first impression of this clear medium straw-hued wine comes from the malolactic fermentation it underwent and the oak barrels in which it was aged. Vanilla, butter, ripe apple, toast and baking… Read more


2012 La Crema Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Bright golden straw color. Perfumed aromas of white flowers, vanilla, butter, lemon/lime, and a note of apples lead to flavors of butter, baking spices, and tropical fruit. The wine coats the palate, but has bright acidity that keeps it fresh and… Read more


2012 La Crema Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Brilliant golden yellow color. Aromas of smoke, vanilla, and drawn butter frame rich spiced apple and peach fruit. There is good weight in the mouth, and it coats the palate with the spiced apple and peach fruit, picking up additional flavors of… Read more


2011 Patz & Hall ‘Zio Tony Ranch’ Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

This wine, from the cool Green Valley area of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, has a smoky nose, joined by butter, tropical fruit and peach notes. Viscous and palate coating, it has a long, butter-tinged fruit finish. MSRP: $60 (February… Read more