Posts Tagged Chardonnay

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

2013 MacPhail Chardonnay, Pratt Vineyard, Vine Hill Road, Russian River Valley

Refined and eminently drinkable, this is a rich and buttery — but not too buttery — wine that showcases notes of tropical fruit, clove and minerals. Beautifully balanced and not at all heavy handed, it would be a perfect companion to pork chops,... Read more

2013 MacPhail ‘Gap’s Crown’ Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Looking for a wine to sip while wrapping holiday presents? Look no further. This Chardonnay has a white pepper/mint/clove pop in the nose, part of a sweetly perfumed aroma that includes impressions of tropical flowers and Burgundian oak. It’s... Read more