Posts Tagged Chardonnay

2013 Silver Palm Chardonnay, North Coast

The North Coast appellation in California encompasses the counties of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino, and this is the source for this user-friendly white. Bright straw in color, it displays moderate scents of vanilla, butter, and woodspice, all wrapped... Read more

2013 Arrowood Chardonnay, Sonoma County

In the glass, it is a brilliant straw color. The nose is classic Arrowood – spicy oak, vanilla, and butter scents lead to ripe apple and plump tropical fruit, with just a touch of sweet citrus. It is expansive in the mouth, leaving a creamy... Read more

2014 Wakefield Estate Chardonnay, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills

Brilliant pale straw color. Inviting aromas of subtle baking spices, white flowers, green apple, peach, and saline minerality waft from the glass. These flavors follow through on the palate, picking up a lingering note of nougat at the finish. This... Read more

2013 Wakefield Estate Chardonnay, Clare Valley/Adelaide Hills, Australia

This wine initially shows sweet vanillin oak, a bit of smoke and a wisp of pear. More fruit emerges in the mouth as ripe pear fruit comes to the fore. A kiss of buttered toffee lingers in the finish. A cool-climate wine that would be a nice... Read more

2013 Sonoma-Loeb Chardonnay, Envoy, Carneros, Sonoma County

A clear, deep straw color. Prominent spicy oak aromas and toasted nuts lead to butter and then orange, nectarine, and tropical fruits. Good viscosity in the mouth, with well-knit flavors of ripe stone fruit, baking spices, hazelnut, and cream. This... Read more

2012 Patz & Hall ‘Hyde Vineyard’ Chardonnay, Carneros

Clear deep straw in color, this unfined and unfiltered wine is already throwing tartrate “wine crystals.” In the nose, high-toned baking spices and butter intermingle with a scent of orange extract. The initial palate impression is viscous and... Read more

2013 Freemark Abbey Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Lightly perfumed, with subtle green apple and sweet honey aromas. The wine is more expansive in the mouth, with a note of sponge cake emerging. A nicely balanced wine, and while it doesn’t seem that big in the nose and mouth, the finish lingers... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode ‘Minnesota Cuvee’ Chardonnay, Alexander Valley

The “Minnesota” refers to the source of the oak used to make the barrels in which this cuvee was aged — the winemaker’s home state. Clear straw in color, the lightly perfumed wine has forward toast and spice flavors, neatly framing apple... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode ‘Single Deck’ Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Clear straw in hue, this easy-drinking wine is defined by its spicy wood component, joined by apple and pear notes. MSRP: $30 (November 2014) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode ‘Island Block’ Chardonnay, Alexander Valley

Clear straw in color, this wine exudes warm butter-kissed apple, joined by impressions of stone fruit, tropical fruit, vanilla and baking spices. Medium-full in the mouth, with the ripe buttered fruit carrying through to the moderately long finish.... Read more