@ 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 …
…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 …
What would Chardonnay grown on the left bank of Bordeaux taste like? I sometimes find myself thinking.
…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 …
Penny Farth ur Thoughts
Does your current California Chardonnay impose brute force of toasts and butters upon your tonguemeat?
No longer allow the vagabond grape to violate your delicate constitution!
Penny Farthing Chardonnay!
A soothing Santa Barbara tonic!
None of the heavy flavorings of oak or grist mill!
Relinquish those former Chardonnays with their creams of ammonia!
Inhale the intoxicating aroma of stone fruit!
…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 …
Well, yes, I know it's # I've already shown , but the truth of it is, when calls, and he wants to taste a three-vintage vertical of , PLUS a 2001 horizontal of and , PLUS the 1995 and 1984 , well, calendar be damned, one must rise to the occasion!, and I've lots more to say on that subject; more so even than
TheEstate is a lovely combination …
…it wasn't until 2003 that they saw another like it. But 1976, unlike 2003, had plenty of good Chardonnay to balance and freshen the wines. This DP was on the scale of Krug, but had lip smacking vivaciousness of a Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc half of its age on the finish. I was very, very impressed- this is sure to make my top 10 Champagne experiences of 2014!
The 1976 went very well with the rabbit, and the food brought out the savory, Burgundian style of the wine. It seemed to combine …
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.
…Italy. 12.5% alc. Gargenega 60%, chardonnay 40%. Pale gold color; super-floral, with notes of jasmine and camellia; lemon, yellow plums, hint of candlewax; very dry, with a seductive, almost talc-like texture but cut by shimmering acidity and a touch of limestone minerality. Lovely quaff. Drink up. Very Good+. About $ 11, a Fantastic Bargain .