24 April 2014

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Chardonnay

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By Dezel of My Vine Spot over 1 year ago.
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@ BonterraWine 2011 Mendocino County # Chardonnay ... Baked pear, spiced apple, pie crust, bright citrus zest married w/ a nice nuttiness/toasty quality.

@ BonterraWine 2011 Mendocino County # Chardonnay ... Good mouth-feel and viscosity, short-med length finish w/ a touch of spice and vanilla. Good quality-to-price ratio at $ 13.

@ BonterraWine 2011 Mendocino County # Merlot ... Delightfully approachable w/ aromas/flavors of black cherry, raspberry, spiced accents, and cedar …

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By Carrie of Cortes de Cima almost 4 years ago.
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…isolation, which has kept its inheritance of indigenous vine varieties intact and virtually unaffected by Chardonnay- and Cabernet-mania - has also been its disadvantage. The Portuguese have had this strange habit of... making wines to suit the palates of other Portuguese rather than making the sort of fruity, juicy-yet-structured wines that appeal to the majority of the world's wine consumers. The wines that have traditionally been most respected within Portugal are incredibly tough …

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…"Middle of the road" may be curse words in some vocabularies, but for a California chardonnay, this sort of balance is a sweet spot I'm happy to find. Recommended.

Wente 2012 " Riva Ranch" Arroyo Seco Chardonnay - Now this is an interesting white. This Chardonnay comes from a blend of two of the Wente clones -- Clone 2A and Clone 4, if you're keeping score at home. Clone 2A is the "classic" varietal, while Clone 4 is a more recent …

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By Dr. Vino of Dr Vino's wine blog 31 minutes ago.
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…style, which is to say that the white barrels are topped up and not oxidative. The 2012 Chardonnay has a vibrancy and elegance with layers-strata?-of minerals and a lingering finish. The 2012 Savagnin Ouillé is richer, with a faint nutty character, and big dose of minerals (can't vouch for vitamins). The red 2012 Trois Cépages is a blend of Pinot Noir, Trousseau, and Poulsard (60-35-5) that has the terrific acidity you would expect as well as lively, prickly tannins that give …

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…you'll find, though it has a serious, even a dramatic side too. A blend of 49 percent chardonnay, 45 percent pinot noir and 6 percent pinot meunier (slightly different than the previous release), it displays an entrancing fiery copper-peach color and a steady pulse of infinitesimal glinting bubbles. The bouquet is characterized by strawberries and red currants enlivened by orange zest and cloves and hints of fresh-baked bread, flint and steel. There's very agreeable tension among …

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 4 hours ago.
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…U.S. wine sales are up in both volume and value, with the most popular varieties remaining Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot still sells more than twice as much as Pinot Noir, while Moscato has overtaken Sauvignon Blanc! (That's pretty amazing.) Even sparkling wine is up, a stimulus to those wineries who produce it or are considering doing so. California accounts for 90% of all U.S. wine exports—no surprise there. The state of the California wine industry, …

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By christopherwatkins of 4488: A Ridge Blog almost 3 years ago.
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Well, yes, I know it's # Chardonnay Day, and I've lots more to say on that subject; more so even than I've already shown , but the truth of it is, when Paul Draper calls, and he wants to taste a three-vintage vertical of Estate Cabernet, PLUS a 2001 horizontal of Geyserville and Lytton Springs, PLUS the 1995 and 1984 Monte Bellos, well, calendar be damned, one must rise to the occasion!

The 2007 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate is a lovely combination …

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By Paul of Virginia Wine Time 13 hours ago.
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Theresa at one of the barrels just under the tent. We began with the 2011 Chardonnay (which we both enjoyed very much) and then moved on to the gold medal winning 2012 Chardonnay. The 2012 spent 10 months in French and American oak. We noted pear, pineapple, honey and a buttery finish. While tasting the chardonnays with Theresa, we found out that Tom Payette is their consultant. That certainly explains the quality of the chardonnays. We are big fans of Tom's work. We seem …

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By christopherwatkins of 4488: A Ridge Blog almost 3 years ago.
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You could, for example, drink # chardonnay with rattlesnakes ...

Or, you could drink # chardonnay with a lizard, if you're afeard of snakes ...

Or perhaps just # chardonnay amongst the flowers. Possibly safer and less cold-blooded that way .. .

# Chardonnay on top of the world?

How about # chardonnay with a birdhouse? Put a little birdhouse in your soul, a little # chardonnay in your mouth?

Perhaps some # chardonnay under a staircase? It's a good place to think. A contemplative place.

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…he makes under his own Winesmith label. To create this Napa Valley chardonnay, Smith takes Napa chardonnay grapes at what he deems to be optimal maturity... and then takes out a significant amount of alcohol to bring out the "lemon oil" character that, he claims, is the true signature of Napa terroir in chardonnay grapes.

To me - and many others - this kind of statement is an obvious contradiction. If chardonnay grown in Napa results in high alcohol at maturity, then high …

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