Posts tagged: Chardonnay

Expressive – Low Alcohol Chardonnay = Burgundy in California

  From the first vineyard the Sangiacomo family planted in 1969, Green Acres is situated in the cool coastal appellation of Carneros and benefits from rocky, well-drained soils and signature afternoon winds. The Green Acres Chardonnay shows off its broad, rich texture, a natural gift from Old Wente, which contrasts with its minerality and a […]

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

THOMAS RIVERS BROWN’S SUPERB CHARDONNAY & PINOT NOIR

  Senses is the story of three childhood friends who reunited after many years to make small-batch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  One of them Max Thieriot (actor – Bates Motel, SealTeam and others) he is also a descedent of M.H De Young (The “The Young Museum in San Francisco and founder of the SF Chronicle). […]

Heidi Barrett’s First Ever Chardonnay – STUNNING

Heidi Barrett, the original Screaming Eagle winemaker just announced a brand new wine from La Sirena! Although she made Chardonnay a number of times for her clients over the years, she was not compelled to make her own until a special vineyard site became available in 2016. Well-known vineyard manager Ulysses Valdez told her he […]

Wednesday September 26th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Value still happens in California, Really!

Walter Hansel has become synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines seem to impress me and my clientele alike. The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The actual winery did not start till 1996 when they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir […]

95+ Point, SIX Barrel Satin-Textured, Stunning Chardonnay!

Justin Harmon, owner/winemaker was born in Chicago, to a large Irish family where wine did not play a role in his life while growing up. Milk was the beverage of choice at the dinner table, and the industrial beers of the Midwest, fueled family parties. He does not pinpoint a specific moment that his passion […]

Top Notch Chardonnay that will dazzle your palate, but not hurt your wallet!

A childhood dream, let’s hook up when we are all grown up and start a winery tighter.  That is the story of two brothers (John & Steve Dragonette) and their good buddy Brandon Sparks-Gillis.  They teamed up to pursue their live-long dream to make wine. While working at wineries like Sine Qua Non, Torbreck, Fiddlehead […]

Friday July 20th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

95 Point Rated, Inaugural DUMOL releases!

This is the 21st vintage, thus a Jackpot of sorts for DuMOL.  At the start of the 3rd decade in business, a few changes are taking place.  The first one, the introduction of the “Wester Reach” series.  To create the Wester Reach Chardonnay and Wester Reach Pinot Noir, Andy Smith and his crew have interwoven […]

UNDER $40.00 – 95 Point “old-timer” still has it!

Walter Hansel Winery has been synonymous with good quality and well-priced wines for years.  Real crowd-pleasing wines for those who don’t want to break the bank and still want to get a good quality glass of wine.  The 2015 Cuvee Alyce Chardonnnay might be one of Steve Hansel’s best efforts to date.  Even with a […]

Araujo / Reuling winemaker’s 175 case Chardonnay Jewel!

Chamboulé was founded in 2011 by Matt Taylor (winemaker at Araujo & Reuling) who acquired three estate parcels in Napa Valley and at the Sonoma Coast. These wines have a unique vision and express Matt’s desire to showcase the beauty of the sites he is proud to work with in the most traditional ways possible. […]

Monday June 11th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

175 case Blind Wine Tasting Surprise

My tasting group of 12 brought in a nice selection of 2014 Chardonnays from Oregon and California. The impressive lineup included: Cattleya “Pratt” 95 Pt (RP) Bergstrom “Sigrid” 95 Pt (RP) Brewer Clifton “Hapgood” 95 Pt (RP) Martinelli “Zio Tony” 95 Pt (AG) White Rock “Breccia” 96 Pt (RP) Sanguis “Loner” 94 Pt (RP) Ramey […]

Saturday May 26th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »