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Chardonnay: Is The Pendulum Swinging Too Far In The Other Direction?

Chardonnay: Is the Pendulum Swinging Too Far in the Other Direction? It wasn’t that long ago when American’s couldn’t get enough of buttery California Chardonnay. Fast forward a decade and we’re in the “Anything but Chardonnay” period. Fast forward another decade and consumers demand a cleaner, austere style. The good news? Winemakers are listening. At […]

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Patz & Hall Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2013 Patz & Hall Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Chardonnay . This beautifully made 2013 Patz & Hall Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Chardonnay comes from some of the oldest plantings of Chardonnay in the western part of Sonoma County. Much of the vineyard is dry farmed, producing small berries that generate intense […]

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Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2012 Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay, Alto Adige, Italy Primarily consisting of Chardonnay from the Castel Ringberg Vineyard, the Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay is unique and exotic; a zippy, lively white wine that has a great honeysuckle, peach and lemon core that finishes strong. It is very complex, with a crescendo […]

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Paolo E Noemia D’Amico Falesia

Wine Review: 2011 Paolo E Noemia D’Amico Falesia Chardonnay, Lazio, Italy The winery harvested the grapes from 30 year old vines at a vineyard located between Rome and Florence, overlooking Umbria, in the gentile climate of Central Italy.  (more…)

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Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2012 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California The 2012 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay is lean with green apple, peach and lemon core finishing with a lively dose of grapefruit and mineral that dance in the background. This is a great food wine that would pair with grilled seafood and chicken dishes.  (more…)

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Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2012 Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California If you are a Gun-Bun fan and love austere whites, you’ll love the 2012 Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay. Green apple and lime take center stage with a tinge of honey and mineral that plays softly through the finish.  (more…)

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