Tag: Chardonnay

Pierre Péters Cuvée de Réserve Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne Non-Vintage, France

This is a very nice Champagne. Showing lots of yeast, bread, limes, lemons, green apples, citrus, nuts, minerals and sea salt.

Medium plus in body with racing acidity and medium plus sized bubbles.

Nice length on the finish.

This was very enjoyable before dinner, compliments of Wine Bar George.

Well balanced with nice complexity, and without a bitter finish, which I always appreciate.

100% Chardonnay grapes.

This Non-Vintage Champagne is going to be so much better in 5 to 10 years.

12% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$70.

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Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay 2017 Carneros, California

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Strong nose of citrus, vanilla, oak, butter, spices, melons, red apples and lemons.

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

Dry on the palate with lemons, grapefruits, apples, pears, almonds, pineapples, oak, vanilla, spices, sea salt, minerals and white pepper.

Long finish with tangy limes.

This is a great Chardonnay from Carneros, California. Buttery and bold and not too oaky, even for my taste.

Very smooth and enjoyable by itself or with food. Rich and extracted.

Robert Parker 90 points.

Thank you, Elvira for sharing. I paired it with Cheeses, crackers and great company.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$39.

Tussock Jumper Chardonnay Cuvée de Fêtes 2016, France

Light straw in color with a golden tint.

Strong fruity nose of citrus, limes, wood, vanilla, spices, melons, light tropical fruits, wild flowers and honeysuckle.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, vegetables and white pepper.

Short finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a simple chardonnay from France. Smells like a California Chardonnay, and more Old World on the palate.

Needs 45 minutes to open up properly and show its pretty nose. Not as good right out of the bottle, so give it time.

Crisp and refreshing when properly chilled.

I paired it with a cheese plate with crackers and nuts.

12% alcohol by volume.

84 points.

$11.

Bitch Bubbly Sparkling Non Vintage, Spain 89

Dark salmon in color with light intensity.

Light nose of strawberries and citrus with small bubbles.

Sweet and fruity on the palate with raspberries, sweet strawberries, citrus, lemons and apples.

Medium finish with sweet raspberries.

What a fun sparkling Rosé from Spain this is. Sweet and bubbly and Great for parties.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, by the porch or pool.

I took it to an afternoon party, and it was a big hit. Everyone at the party loved it.

A blend of Chardonnay, Shiraz and Grenache.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

11% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$13.

J. Lohr Winery Estates Riverstone Arroyo Seco Chardonnay 2015 Monterey, California

Dark golden in color.

Fruity on the nose with citrus, oranges, vanilla, oak, over ripen lemons, white pepper, spices, Jasmin, tropical fruits, kiwi, pineapples and white peaches.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with over ripen citrus fruits, lemons, oak, cream, alcohol, vanilla and spices.

Medium on the finish with spices and limes.

This 3 year old Chardonnay from California is still drinking nicely, but was probably better last year. Oaky and creamy.

A very nice wine when properly chilled, and the oak and vanilla are not too overwhelming.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$14.

Domaine Gaillard Les Crays Pouilly-Fuisse 2016, France

Deep gold in color.

On the nose, citrus, lemons, grapefruits, green apples, minerals, white pepper, spices and sea salt.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with lemons, limes, grapefruits, green apples, bitter herbs, vegetables, spices and white pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This Chardonnay from Burgundy is simple and refreshing. Not fully balanced and a tad too bitter for me.

A good food wine that will pair nicely with seafood. Needs to be very chilled. I paired it with soft and hard goat cheeses.

13% alcohol by volume.

82 points.

Fallon Place Wines La Cruz Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 Sonoma County, California

Light straw in color with a golden hue.

Fruity on the nose with oak, vanilla, citrus, honeysuckle, spices, herbs, light grass, red apples, pears, grapefruits, white pepper and light tropical fruits.

Medium plus in body, refreshing and buttery, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with vanilla, citrus, lemons, apples, melons, bitter vegetables, herbs, toasted oak, honey and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with bitter almonds and spices.

This is a nice Chardonnay from Sonoma County. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. A little Oaky for me, though. Last vintage (2015) was better in my opinion.

This Single Vineyard Chardonnay was aged for 12 months in neutral French Oak barrels, but I still feel a lot of Oak. A very small production of 75 cases. A good quality wine.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$40.