CHARDONNAY

    WBC 14: Best Wines

    This is the first of several posts covering my experience at the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14) held in Buellton, CA, last weekend. I’ll feature one per week, likely through August, and why not start with what’s most important to me? Naturally, that’s the wines themselves. ...

    13 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Spotlight on “The New” California Chardonnay: Hanzell Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2006

    Part of “The New” California Chardonnay movement is a shift in focus away from the Napa and Sonoma valleys to lesser known regions that are far better suited for growing Chardonnay. These regions tend to be cool, coastal and/or higher in elevation. Chardonnay generally does d...

    9 readers - By Just Grapes

      Abbotts & Delaunay Zephyr Chardonnay 2013

      The Wine Front - - 8 readers - ‘My family make Meursault wines’, explains Laurent Delaunay winemaker/proprietor, ‘but the best terroir for me outside of Burgundy for chardonnay is Limoux, limestone soils, on the foo...

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      Tales From: Gary Farrell Winery

      …“What was the bottle that got you hooked on wine?” That is a very popular question asked of those enthralled with fermented grape juice—asked of winemakers, grape growers, and aficionados. Although I have never really been asked this question, I … Continue reading…

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      Andre Beaufort Ambonnay Brut Reserve NV

      …Andre Beaufort is split between estates in Ambonnay and Polisy. This disgorgement (April 2014) is predominately 2011 wine, and the wine spends just over two years on lees. The viticulture is biodynamic…

      5 readers - By The Wine Front

      Domaine Alice Beaufort Le Petit Beaufort Vin Effervescent 2011

      …Domaine Alice Beaufort is located in the very north of Burgundy. Importers Tom Sheer and James Audas, both sommeliers of note, decided to go for ‘the full family mission’, buying across the ‘group’ of wines that stretch between Burgundy and Champagne. James worked at Noma (Copenhagen) with the Andre Beaufort Champagnes, particularly as he…

      5 readers - By The Wine Front

      William Knuttel Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2011

      … a mark for well over a decade before moving on Chalk Hill Winery, Dry Creek Vineyard and elsewhere. He has also served as consultant for brands in Napa and Sonoma. The winemaker’s latest offering in Pennsylvania, the William Knuttel Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2011, was made from grapes sourced from the Russian River Valley AVA in Sonoma County…

      6 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

      le cave chateaubriand 75011

      … in the city for 13€. And while I'd waited for Le Chateaubriand's kitchen to pack pomegranate seeds, I'd been able to enjoy a spiffing glass of Radikon. The "Slotnik" (80% Chardonnay, 20% Friulano) is made by Stanko Radikon's son Sasa, whose stated aim is to release younger, more readily drinkable orange wines than his father's broody time…

      5 readers - By not drinking poison in paris

      2011 Phelps Creek Vineyards Estate Reserve Chardonnay

      …Wine Review: 2011 Phelps Creek Vineyards Estate Reserve Chardonnay Phelps Creek Vineyards Estate located in Hood River, Oregon is a small boutique winery that practice sustainable agricultural practices and produces 5,000 cases of Chardonnay and Pinot noir annually. The started with Pin ot noir in 1990, and added a few blocks of Chardonnay a few […]…

      4 readers - By Enobytes

      Paringa Estate PE Chardonnay 2012

      …The PE or “Peninsula” Chardonnay. Made by Lindsay McCall and Craig Thompson (Thompson’s second appearance on this site in two days; he’s the man behind Rorschach). This wine is grown on four vineyards in the Red Hill sub-region of the Mornington Peninsula.…

      7 readers - By The Wine Front

      Abbotts & Delaunay Zephyr Chardonnay 2013

      …‘My family make Meursault wines’, explains Laurent Delaunay winemaker/proprietor, ‘but the best terroir for me outside of Burgundy for chardonnay is Limoux, limestone soils, on the foothills of the Pyrenees’. In Limoux, the AOC requires all chardonnay to be fermented in barrels, and kept in them for six months. Hand-harvested, pressed, settled, put to barrel, natural [...]…

      8 readers - By The Wine Front

      Tess and Barb – Episode #306

      … In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews wine he purchased via Underground Cellar. Underground Cellar is an online wine service that offers deals with a time limit. The deal is one price that is equivalent to the least expensive wine in the deal with the chance of scoring an upgrade to a higher priced wine. Wines reviewed are the Non…

      3 readers - By Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine

      Approachable Value Wines from Arrogant Frog

      … on the nose and palette with some creaminess. Mas says creaminess comes from the maturity of grapes (combination of acids, sugar, flavors at harvest) plus three months on less. 2013 Arrogant Frog Chardonnay - pineapple and vanilla aroma and flavors finishing with lemon acidity. 25% was fermented in new American oak and and underwent malolatic…

      3 readers - By WineCompass
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