Jun 172014
Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2012Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2012, Sonoma County, CA, $23 (S) – Rating 90

Enticing aromas of freshly sliced apple and baking spice. A soft and slightly buttery mouth-feel with balanced acidity giving way to flavors of red apple, pear, white peach and tropicals with hints of butter and oaky vanilla. Tropical notes in the finish. Buy This Wine



Jun 172014
La Rochelle Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 2011, Morelli Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley, CA, $65 (S) – Rating 91

A complex CharLa Rochelle Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 2011donnay offering both a lush mouth-feel and crisp food pairing acidity. Gentle aromas of red delicious apple, ripe pineapple and vanilla give way to flavors of red apple, pineapple and pear with hints of citrus, baking spice and creme brulee. A pleasant touch on Meyer lemon in the finish. Buy This Wine


Jun 032014
Wente Chardonnay 2012 Morning FogWente Chardonnay 2012 Morning Fog, Estate Grown, Livermore Valley, CA, $15 (S) – Rating 90

Balanced winemaking with 50% stainless steel and 50% neutral oak. A very soft mouth-feel with balanced acidity.  A nose of green apple, citrus and notes of honey. Flavors of ripe red apple, pear and citrus with hints of honeycomb, cinnamon spice, vanilla and yeasty pie crust. Buy This Wine



May 202014
Russian River VineyardsRussian River Vineyards Chardonnay 2012, Sonoma Coast, CA, $35 (S) – Rating 90

Aged in French oak creating a round and creamy mouth-feel with balanced acidity. Aromas of red apple, spice, ripe pear and toasty vanilla. The palate is greeted with typical Sonoma Coast flavors of red apple, pear, toasty vanilla and hints of caramel. Notes of tropicals and citrus highlight the finish. Buy This Wine


May 202014
Russian River Vineyards Chardonnay 2013Russian River Vineyards Chardonnay 2013, Sonoma Coast, CA, $38 (S) – Rating 91

A double Gold Medal winner and Best of Class in the North of the Gate Wine Competition. Opening bouquet includes ripe pear, honeysuckle, a bit of red apple with subtle notes of citrus and caramel. A surprisingly creamy, round mouth-feel with balanced acidity for a stainless steel Chardonnay offering flavors of red apple, caramel and minerality. a touch of vanilla and caramel on the finish. Buy This Wine