This tasty, well-balanced wine is oaky in style, with lightly smoky and buttery nuances and generous apple and lemon flavors. It's medium bodied and smooth but lively in texture and has a light, buttery finish.
Hailing from acclaimed vineyard sites, the Carneros Chardonnay offers a creamy full body complemented by fresh, persistent acidity. Layers of yellow apple, lemon curd, baked pear, and toasted brioche lead to a balanced and lasting finish of vanilla and baking spice.
This bright and balanced wine perfectly reflects the cool-climate Russian River Valley vineyard where it was grown. Brilliant yellow-gold in color, with fresh tree and tropical fruit aromas that are highlighted by candied apple, ripe peach, pineapple, brioche, lemon oil, white flowers, and sea spray. The wine opens with gorgeous sweet apple and pineapple fruit flavors, with vanilla and honeycomb notes. A finely-textured, invigorating mouthfeel, with a generous mid-palate and medium-plus acidity, is framed by crisp fruit and subtle oak-derived flavors. Hints of herbal tea give way to flinty minerality and refreshing acidity. The complex flavors linger on the finish of this racy and lively Chardonnay.
This wine's clean, apple blossom scent and spring-like freshness epitomize the enjoyable, uncomplicated style of Chardonnay for which the Macon is justifiably renowned. Light, gentle but persuasive, Thevenet's Pierreclos reveals the appealing flavor of clarified butter as well as apple, mingled with a touch of lime and a certain "je ne sais quoi", which makes it go down oh…so easy.
This is 100% Chardonnay kissed with just 6 months of French oak, leading to a polished and balanced flavor profile, with a soft candy-like entrance evolving into sweet acidity with touches of lemon candy, mango and pears lingering on grapefruit and guava.
This easy drinking Chardonnay delivers golden flower aromas of honeysuckle and elderbury accented with brown sugar. A burst of acidity on the palate is complimented with ripe pear fruit, rounded out by vanilla, coconut, caramel and butterscotch on the finish.
Picket Fence Chardonnay is classic Russian River, with citrus blossom, hints of ripe stone fruit, crème brûlée, and a bright balanced acidity. Lightly toasted French oak enhances the structure and spice, coalescing into a round juicy wine with an attractive lingering finish
Aromas of Meyer lemon and pear weave together with notes of flaky pastry and sweet, spicy oak. The mouth-feel is creamy and balanced with clean minerality. Flavors of bright, zesty citrus and light toast extend into the finish.
Raeburn Chardonnay shows an array of complex fruit tones ranging from pear and Gravenstein apple to nectarine. The fruit is beautifully complemented with toasted oak, vanilla and hints of Crème Brûlée with a balanced and elegant finish.
Lifted floral aromatics waft from the glass of this citrus-driven Chardonnay. Notes of lemon zest, white grapefruit, and Key lime, are complemented by hints of juniper, struck flint, and melon. The blend of citrus flavors continues in the mouth with an abundance of fresh lemon and orange zest. The juicy finish is carried by notes of lemon balm with zippy acidity.
White wine. Chablis, Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Chardonnay. Bottled under Stelvin, the 2018 Chablis Les Pargues is showing nicely, revealing aromas of citrus zest, confit lemon, pear and white flowers. Medium-bodied, fleshy and succulent, it's open-knit and charming, with a delicately textural attack and a chalky finish.
This is such a lovely white wine, priced attractively, which delivers a heady entry of honey and caramelized oak. Juicy acidity lifts bold flavors of lemon meringue, green apple and tangerine, finishing with a balanced weight and intrigue of nutmeg.
This opulent wine is full of ripe apple flavors enhanced by aromatic cooking spices and a slight touch of oak. Bright acidity on the palate is well balanced with the texture and depth from the 31% new French oak used in fermentation. The complexity from the palate extends throughout the generous finish.
This Chardonnay is a very pretty wine. Apricot, tangerine peel, white flowers, mint, and a touch of new oak are all finely knit in this attractive, mid-weight Chardonnay from vineyards in Carneros, southern Napa Valley, and Howell Mountain. Partially blocked malolactic fermentation keeps the flavors vibrant.
Barrel fermented in French oak, mostly used but some new. Fermented with whatever yeast blows in the door, minimal sulphur added and the wine basically goes from barrels to bottle with only a short stay (2-3 days) in a blending tank. Filtration, fining and other nonesuch are completely left out of the program. Simplicity at its finest!
tasting notes - This wine smells like warm apple pie and waxy white flowers. When you take your first sip there is an explosion of acidity that brings the pallet to life. Granny Smith apples are balanced with nuttiness and warm dough. The finish is bright and the acid lets you savor the apple, lemon and yeasty notes. This wine has a dry focused mouthwatering finish.
The Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley has a lush perfume of quince paste, honeycomb, candle smoke and hay. The palate is medium to full-bodied, rounded and savory with great freshness to lift the long, nutty finish.
Floral aromas of quince, pineapple, and honeysuckle with hints of nutmeg, fig, and toasted oak. The mouth is clean and bright - filled with flavors of green apple, fresh pear, and lemon zest. Firm acidity provides a crisp finish of citrus, mineral, and spice.
This Chardonnay offers subtle aromas of jasmine flower, citrus oil, green apple and pear. The elegant aromatics are complemented by fresh kiwi, lemon drop and Pippin apple flavors. The fruit-focused mid-palate is followed by subtle mineral notes and a hint of crystallized ginger in the finish.
Tasting Notes: This vivacious bottling offers aromas and flavors of crisp apple, ripe pear and fragrant white peaches, with a hint of acacia. It is fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel to showcase its unsullied freshness and fruit.
Serve With: Enjoy as an aperitif, or with a very wide range of foods such as salads, sushi, shrimp, pork, pad thai, tempura, mild curries and gumbos.
Gorgeous aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, and wet stone leap from the glass with the very first swirl. The same tropical and citrus notes follow on the palate, with pear, peach blossoms, and a touch of spice to round out the flavor profile. A beautiful marriage of youthful vibrance and refined elegance, the Truchard Vineyard Chardonnay is at once full and fresh.
Los Carneros Chardonnay is expressive and approachable, showcasing balanced fruit, lingering acidity and rich flavors and aromas of caramelized white pear, fresh fuji and golden delicious apple, apple blossoms and torched crème brulee.
The Kistler Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay is of the same high quality as Kistler's single vineyard chardonnays but, through blending, they are able to create a high quality wine, with a consistent flavor profile. Rich, complex smoky aroma of perfect ripe fruit with a delicious noisette note, in a pleasing, Meursault-like style. In the mouth the wine is very delicious, displaying intense, fruit flavors underpinned with toasty oak and smoky flavors. The crisp acidity in the wine highlights the delicious fruit and makes it an excellent accompaniment to a wide range of foods. It is richly textured with a long, lingering finish.
Salus Chardonnay displays an elemental gold color and comes out swinging. Sun-ripened lemons, poached pears and tropical blossoms pour onto a medium-bodied palate of yellow orchard fruit, honeyed mango and citrus oil spiced by touches of vanilla, clove and subtle oak. This youthful and precocious wine is drinking deliciously now and should develop additional refinement with a little time in bottle.
Stoller Dundee Hills Chardonnay is a mix of all the Chardonnay clones on our property. Whole cluster pressed to mitigate phenolics, delicate aromatics leap out of the glass. Showing notes of ripe pear, candied lemon, and jasmine on the nose, the palate is vibrant yet succulent. Flavors of mandarin orange, baked apple, and ginger along with hints of wet stone fill the front and mid-palate. The initial vibrancy winds down to a long soft finish.
Balance and proportion best describe the character of this Chardonnay; it displays abundant floral/ stone fruit aromas lightly accented by toasty, graham cracker sur-lie qualities. The mouth feel is creamy and full but the natural acidity of the Russian River fruit carries this velvet textured package to a long clean finish.
Les Noisetiers, surrounds the Kistler winery on the Sonoma Coast. This Chardonnay has a classic balance of layered, juicy fruit and mineral backbone. It is delicious wine, with white flowers and stone fruit aromatics leading to a full bodied, juicy core, loaded with flavors of peach, apricots, pineapple and pear.
Brilliant yellow with golden hues. Intense aromas of fruits such as pineapple, green apple and lemongrass. Good volume and refreshing acidity, slightly creamy texture with a mineral touch adding complexity and long lasting finish.
Ideal companion for fish and seafood in general or a steak tartare with some lemon juice would be perfect.
Fresh melon, peach and honeysuckle on the fragrant nose. Picks up smoke and spice nuances with air, which add complexity to juicy pit and orchard fruit flavors. The spicy note adds bite to a finish featuring pliant peach and pear nectar
The 2018 Chardonnay gives up notes of warm peaches, poached pears and lemongrass with touches of apple blossoms and cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a lovely satiny texture and good intensity of spiced pear flavors, finishing on a peppery note.
A light gossamer gold, this wine opens with clean, fresh scents of kiwi, citrus zest, and nectarine. A mineral character calls to mind the rock formations found inside caves. Crisp entry leads into a striking softness and creamy texture. The flavor of lemon squares offers a perfect balance, neither too tart nor too sweet. A faint smokiness is characteristic of wines made from grapes grown in windier stretches of Monterey County. The finish features traces of lemon and lime, filling the mouth with bright notes and lingering freshness.
Cheverny a value alternative to Sancerre would completely overlook the virtues unique to this appellation. It is a much zippier expression of Sauvignon Blanc compared to its famous neighbor, more citrusy than grassy, while the addition of some Chardonnay in the tank adds a lovely peachy note. A brisk, zesty white like this brilliantly complements a lunchtime salad of whatever fresh produce you can get your hands on, such as cucumber and avocado, abundantly seasoned with a medley of shredded herbs like basil, mint, and cilantro.
Los Carneros Chardonnay opens up with inviting citrus notes of Meyer lemon and mandarin orange, followed by floral notes of honey suckle, and jasmine. A second breath of wine takes you to a place of minerals, with hints of flint and wet stones. The gentle kiss of oak seems to seep through the fruit ever so slowly. The beauty of this vintage is reflected by the perfect balance between fruit, oak, and acid. The palate exhibits a depth of fruit flavors ranging from golden delicious apple, tangelo, and nectarine. On the finish the wine ends with a medley of honey, citrus, and floral notes.
The 2018 Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard is a captivating wine that captures all of the energy this site is so well-known for, but without the austerity that is sometimes found in Thieriot Chardonnays. Citrus confit, mint, chamomile, almond and ripe orchard fruit abound. Deep in color and super-intense, the 2018 is positively stellar.'
Opens with notes of toast, cream, lemon pith and hay over a core of Red Delicious apple and banana chips. The medium-bodied palate is rounded and creamy with toasty spice and honey notions, finishing long and lifted with juicy acidity.