Category Archives: Chardonnay

Catena Chardonnay 2013

$15.99 Mendoza Argentina PLCB Code# 72674   Rich and well-crafted, with plenty of creamy notes to the plush flavors of apple strudel, pear tart and baked pineapple. Tarragon accents give the finish good lift. 89 Points Wine Spectator   Aromas … Continue reading

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Robert Young Estate Winery Chardonnay 2012

$32.99 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California PLCB Code# 47263   Normally this wine does not go through malolactic fermentation. The 2012 Chardonnay Robert Young Vineyard exhibits a light gold color, notes of caramelized unbuttered popcorn, orange blossom and other citrus, … Continue reading

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Orin Swift Mannequin 2013

$39.99 California PLCB Code# 49864   The 2013 Proprietary White Mannequin, which draws fruit from diverse regions of Northern California such as the Carneros Basin and the Sonoma Coast, is actually a blend of 76% Chardonnay, 8% Viognier, 6% Marsanne, … Continue reading

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Chablis Cuvee Amandine Domaine des Malandes 2014 $14.99

Chablis, Burgundy, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78018   I’ve been digging this bright, sleek number lately, perhaps to fight the dog-days doldrums, or maybe just because it’s darn good. Though not dirt cheap at $15, it packs enough complexity … Continue reading

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Byron Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2012

$16.99 Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California Plcb Code#   Appealing, with a rich, juicy core of intense fruitiness, offering tiers of melon, citrus and tropical fruit. Very clean, pure and focused. Drink now.–JL 90 Points Wine Spectator 7/15   … Continue reading

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Outback Jack Semillon Chardonnay Chenin Blanc South Eastern Australia 2014

$7.99 South Eastern Australia Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 35012   This is a very drinkable wine with apricot and lime flavors good body, and lots of crisp acidity on the finish.  Not bad for the price. Tasted with Ron. 87 … Continue reading

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William Knuttel Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2011

$15.99 Sonoma, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33353 There is nothing about this wine on the internet.   Strong aromas of pineapple and peach.  Mild fruit and oak with medium body and nice acid on the finish.  A decent Chardonnay … Continue reading

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Smoking Loon Steelbird Unoaked Chardonnay 2012

$11.99 (now 8.99 on sale) ($5.99 at Total Wine) California PLCB Code# 6669 Pure Chardonnay, intense, fresh and vibrant, this is loaded with citrus, green apple and citrus blossom, showing steely flinty notes. Sings and dances from start to finish. … Continue reading

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Morgan Metallico Chardonnay 2012

$19.99 Monterey, California PLCB Code# 46401 Pure and ripe, offering juicy notes of honeydew melon, ginger, spice and nectarine, ending with a sustained finish that echoes the core fruit flavors. Drink now through 2017. 6,108 cases made. –JL 90 Points, Smart … Continue reading

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Landmark Damaris Reserve Chardonnay 2011

$24.99 Sonoma Valley, California PLCB Code# 32946 Beautiful aromas of white flowers, buttered popcorn, orange blossoms and background oak jump from the glass of the 2011 Chardonnay Damaris Reserve. Surprisingly textured, concentrated and rich for a 2011, this serious Chardonnay … Continue reading

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