- Neyers Chardonnay Carneros 2014 Product #31586 (In Stock)
Bruce Neyers makes pure, delicious, Chardonnay with ripe grapes, new and used barrels, and little lees stirring, and pretty much nothing else. His 2014 is rich and creamy with deep aromas and flavors of buttery pear, golden apple, and butterscotch. The texture is lush and round into the generous finish where a touch of citrus pith and minerality bring freshness. A fine drinker's Chardonnay and excellent with food, too.
"This is a luxuriously layered and complex white. It's an expertly rendered combination of ripe, rich fruit—most notably spicy apple and pear—that's completely uplifted by bright acidity and a refreshing mouthfeel. Still youthful, it's both vibrant and nuanced."Wine Enthusiast 92 points
- Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros 2015 Product #31324 (In Stock)
As Wine Spectator said a few years ago, "Rombauer defines the California Chardonnay style so many adore." Ripe fruit from select vineyards in cool Carneros vineyards is harvested and sorted in the dead of night to ensure it reaches the winery in perfect condition. After pressing, the juice ferments and ages 9 months in a mixture of French and American oak (one-third new), picking up buttery notes from malolactic fermentation and a touch of smoke and vanilla bean. Regular lees stirring adds a creamy texture to match the natural richness of ripe, rich, Chardonnay fruit.
From the small but excellent 2015 harvest. "Enticing aromas of ripe apple, bright citrus and melon are layered with creme brulee, baking spices and a touch of butter. Vibrant flavors of tropical fruit, baked apple, citrus and white peach meld with vanilla, baking spices and toasted nuts on the creamy, smooth palate. The finish is juicy with mouthwatering acidity that makes you crave another sip." Winery Note
- Ramey Chardonnay Carneros Hyde Vyd 2013 Product #31219 (In Stock)
"The 2013 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is one of the richest, most powerful Chardonnays in the range. Here it is the wine's phenolic and sense of vertical structure that stand out most. Even with all of its obvious richness and heft, the Hyde preserves remarkable freshness. Dried herbs, orange peel and buttery notes add nuance on the large-scaled, ample finish." Vinous (Galloni) 95 points
"Lastly, the 2013 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard displays plenty of wet, gravelly minerals, medium body and terrific acidity, with notes of apple blossom, citrus, honeysuckle and white peach. This is one of the Chardonnays that ages well, and a 2005 served at the same tasting was still holding onto life."Wine Advocate 91 points
"A classy example of sleek, Burgundian Chardonnay, this is trim, with lively acidity and a zesty offering of tangerine, citrus, tart white peach and subtle oak. Charming now but built to age, this will likely be better by 2017. Sails along on the finish. Drink now through 2021."Wine Spectator 93 points