Aug 092012
2011 Alpha Omega Unoaked Chardonnay, Napa Valley, Ca, $30 (S) – Rating 91

This crisp food-friendly Chardonnay offers a nose of ripe pineapple, spice and notes of wet stone. The palate will be rewarded with flavors of red apple and plenty of citrus with soft hints of pear and minerality. Mouthwatering acidity makes this wine a foodie favorite. We served this wine with grilled chicken and a tropical fruit salad….Yummo. Buy this wine

Aug 042012
2009 Alpha Omega Chardonnay , Napa Valley, CA, $58 (S) – Rating 92

An excellent and elegant Chardonnay with a nose of pineapple, red apple and spice. The round flavors created by oak barrel fermentation and malolactic fermentation are never overpowering, offering creamy flavors of pineapple red apple, citrus and tropicals. Notes of minerality create complexity with perfect levels of mouth-watering acidity for food pairing. Buy Alpha Omega Chardonnay 2009

Jul 292012
2011 Riverbench Bedrock Chardonnay, Estate Grown and Bottled, Santa Maria Valley, Ca, $24 (S) – Rating 89

A lovely balance of stainless steel fermentation crispness and malolactic fermentation roundness. The nose opens with notes pear and tropical fruits. The palate experience flavors of apple, pineapple pear and lots of crisp tropicals. Sur-lies aging adds to the creamy soft mouth-feel. Plenty of crisp acidity to pair with lighter summer fare. The finish could be longer.