Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Chardonnay.

Due Vigne 2013 Chardonnay

March 5th, 2015 | No Comments

Due Vigne 2013 Chardonnay An “unoaked” Chard served at room temperature. Before I could even ask about the temperature, the Tasting Room Manager Jeremy offered that they found the wine never showed its true personality when served chilled. I guess you could say this wine needs to “warm up” to company. (See what I did there? […]

Carvalho 2012 Chardonnay

December 4th, 2014 | No Comments

Carvalho 2012 Chardonnay Is that white peach I smell? Maybe some honeysuckle and citrus for effect. A delicate dandy. Ever so soft citrus acids dance like little sprites. It wets the palate and you’ll sucks your tongue. Don’t expect them to leave anytime soon. Sticky. Hangs around for a fortnight. Retail: $17.95 http://www.carvalhofamilywinery.com (K&S Rating: 3 of […]

Martin Ray 2012 Russian River Chardonnay

November 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

Martin Ray 2012 Russian River Chardonnay Oh goodness! The nose is filled with delicious apple pie and citrus with hints of toasted nut wood. That’s lovely. Whimsical. The nose maybe be fun but the palate is a bit more mature. I had to dig my nose back in the glass. “Did I smell that right?” […]

Three Wine Co. 2011 Chardonnay

August 31st, 2014 | No Comments

Three Wine Co. 2011 Chardonnay Some pineapple tones, snappy green apple and oaky hints of butter in this fairly traditional California Chard. Look for playful acids to dance on the mid-palate. Finish isn’t a symphony but well played indeed. Great ice cold sipper and a prime choice for wine newbies. It’s refreshing. • 295 Cases  […]

Medlock Ames 2012 Chardonnay

July 18th, 2014 | No Comments

Medlock Ames 2012 Chardonnay Oak and spice sure smells nice. Smells of a relaxing summer afternoon. Simple. Not looking to do it all. Average acid structure makes it a fairly easy drinker. Simple finish. • 845 cases Retail: $27 http://www.medlockames.com (K&S Rating: 3 of 6) Tasting Notes: “Bright floral aromatics and hints of slate and minerality are nicely […]

Copain 2012 Tous Ensemble Chardonnay

June 20th, 2014 | No Comments

Copain 2012 Tous Ensemble Chardonnay Smells so light and breezy. Green apple and lemon notes are inviting. A traditional French Chardonnay which is quite different that so many you will find in Napa Valley. Well manicured. Impressive structure in something that seems so light. It’s ridiculously delicate but lasts remarkably long. The great contrast makes for […]

Oak Farm 2012 Chardonnay (Aged in Oak)

June 9th, 2014 | No Comments

Oak Farm 2012 Chardonnay (Aged in Oak) There is a lovely green apple that will drift toward your nose when you get close to this little guy.  It’s a California Chard and unapologetic about it.  Slightly buttery and the oak comes through the mid-palate.  Nice smooth and easy finish. Retail: $24 http://www.oakfarmvineyards.com/ (K&S Rating: 3 of 6) […]

Harney Lane 2012 Chardonnay

June 7th, 2014 | No Comments

Harney Lane 2012 Chardonnay Delicate apple and gentle oak. Acidic apricot blesses your palate. A hint of banana will come to play on your rear palate. Pretty straight forward.  A solid Chardonnay with a good finish. Retail: $24.00 http://harneylane.com (K&S Rating: 4 of 6) Tasting Notes: “Showing beautiful ripe apple, pineapple and apricot aromas that are enveloped […]

Pondl 2011 “The Dame” Chardonnay

June 2nd, 2014 | No Comments

Pondl 2011 “The Dame” Chardonnay Here is an oddity. A Lodi wine with Carneros  (Napa) fruit. Lots of fruit travels from Lodi and is used to supplement Napa wines. It’s a fairly common practice. However, in this instance, the grapes flow the opposite directions. Aged in French Oak with warm green apple notes. Citrusy on the […]

Oak Farm 2012 Chardonnay

May 28th, 2014 | No Comments

Oak Farm 2012 Chardonnay Floral and peach notes are dainty and pleasant.  The same continues on through the palate.  This is not a complex wine but is very true to itself.  Well made and a delightful structure.  Great Chardonnay for wine newbies as the soft acids are very forgiving on a young palate.  Smooth. Retail: $20 http://www.oakfarmvineyards.com/ […]