King’s Pass Chardonnay Napa 2016


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King’s Pass Chardonnay 2016
California

Tasting Notes: Aromas of ripe apple and stone fruits lead to flavors of pear and citrus with the oaky tones of vanilla. The fruit and oak flavors are elegantly finished by a soft mouth-watering acidity.

White Oak Russian River Chardonnay 2015


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White Oak Chardonnay 2015
California

Tasting Notes: Outstanding! This delicious Russian River chardonnay offers aromas of baked bread, apples and vanilla. As soon as it hits the palate, flavors of lemon, green apples, pear and cream are evident. Wonderful depth with an oily texture, this beauty ends with enough acidity to stand up to the fruit and oak.

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2016


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Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2016
South Africa

Tasting Notes: One of the most complete chardonnays you will experience. The delicacy of a beautiful Burgundy, yet the robust hints of northern California chardonnay. Your palate will be gently taken from one profile to the next, leaving you with a satisfying finish, making you want for more.

Playtime Blonde Chardonnay 2015


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Playtime Blonde Chardonnay 2015
California

Tasting Notes: When looking for that perfect summertime white wine, this chardonnay fits the bill. Soft butter with hints of tropical fruit makes this a truly “playful” Chardonnay for all occasions involving summer.

Treana Chardonnay 2014


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Treana Chardonnay 2014
California

Tasting Notes: Sourcing from some of the best AVAs in the Central Coast helps create this little blockbuster of a chardonnay. 60% stainless steel, complimented with a 40% definitive oak program results in a rich, full-bodied wine. Very balanced acidity, with classic notes of vanilla, caramel and cinnamon. Definitely a wine to pull out for the big weekend meals.

Eden Ridge Chardonnay 2014


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Eden Ridge Chardonnay 2014
California

Tasting Notes: Bartlett pears and green apples with vanilla oak notes that add structure to this Monterrey chardonnay. A flavorful yet bright-medium-bodied wine, it has some butter and cream notes that suit it well, while fruit remains the focus.

Long Meadow Ranch Chardonnay 2015


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Long Meadow Ranch Chardonnay 2015
California

Tasting Notes: Definitely cool climate fruit sourced from Mendocino. LMR has made it their mission to employ practices that are good for the planet, employing an integrated organic approach that uses a sustainable methodology. French oak aging (25% new/75% neutral) adds a lighter touch to this rich concentrated wine. Stephane Vivier has crafted a winner for this summer season. Bon Appétit.

J.Lohr October Night Chardonnay 2015


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J.Lohr October Night Chardonnay 2015
California

Tasting Notes: The degree of complexity for the techniques used to produce this wine is almost overwhelming. The results show, starting with the use of Dijon Clone 809 (Musque) through to the innovative irrigation program to the barrel program. Very distinctive nose, more floral than most. Apple, tangerine, allspice and vanilla notes. From Arroyo Seco, Monterey.

Seven Rings Chardonnay 2016


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Seven Rings Chardonnay 2016
California

Tasting Notes: Bold ripe apples and lemon, lime notes with a fair amount of vanilla and spice from the oak barrels to match. The acidity sings on the finish and holds everything together. This full-bodied chardonnay is a handful!

Coelho Winery Estate Apreciacao Chardonnay 2015


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Coelho Winery Estate Chardonnay 2015
Oregon

Tasting Notes: This chardonnay from Willamette Valley is restrained and balanced with notes of lemon grass, ripe apples and a slight hazelnut characteristic to hint at some oak use. The wine shines bright in a sea of excess where it is well made and delicious.