Tag: Carneros

7 Cellars Elway’s Reserve Carneros Chardonnay 2019, California

Happy international Chardonnay Day!

Pale lemon in color.

Strong oaky nose of citrus, cedar, toast, vanilla, spices, golden apples and white pepper.

Full bodied, buttery and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with toasted oak, vanilla, spices, apples and black pepper.

Spicy finish with limes.

This is a young Oaky Chardonnay from Carneros. Big, bold and fruit forward.

Needs a couple of years in the bottle to mature. I had the 2018 recently, and it was much better so its worth waiting for a bit.

A little much for me at this point, but it was a big hit at the table.

A good quality wine that needs time to chillax.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.


7 Cellars Elway’s Reserve Carneros Chardonnay 2018, California

Light golden in color.

Nice nose of citrus, sweet oak, vanilla, spices, red apples, toast, pears and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with toasted oak, apples, citrus, white pepper, vanilla, light herbs and spices.

Long finish with limes.

This is a tasty oaky Chardonnay from Carneros in California.

Nicely balanced, and not bitter nor tart. Just right. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Oak is there, but not overwhelming.

Might be even nicer in a couple of years. I’ll make sure to check it out then.

Alcohol is nicely integrated, so watch out.

Fresh and good enough to drink all by itself. A great porch wine. Tangy and spicy. Rich and interesting.

I enjoyed it by the pool.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.