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Nino Franco, "Rustico", Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, Veneto, NV:

This sparkling wine is made by the tank method, using the prosecco grape. This is one of the best Prosecco’s out there. Here, there was really nice fruitiness, light peaches and a touch of … [more]

Keller Estate 2005 La Cruz Vineyard Chardonnay

KELLER ESTATE “La Cruz Vineyard” Sonoma Coast AVA Sonoma County 2005 Visual: Medium yellow Nose: I had to dig around a bit to get the aromas from this one. Once I did, I found a hint melon and … [more]

Gary Farrell 2005 Chardonnay - Russian River Selection

GARY FARRELL “Russian River Selection” Russian River AVA Sonoma County 2005 Visual: Gold-yellow Nose: Melon, pear, citrus and pineapple, complex earthy and minerally nuances. Mouth: Super silky, … [more]

2004 HdV Chardonnay

HDV Carneros AVA Napa County 2004 Visual: Crystal clear yellow-gold Nose: Bright notes of fresh ripe apples with a hint of light caramel, guava, tropical fruits, rocks and minerals, as well as a … [more]

Cakebread 2005 Chardonnay, Napa Valley

CAKEBREAD Napa Valley Napa Valley AVA Napa County 2003 Visual: Yellow-gold Nose: Butter, soft and easy oak up front, “guava & banana”, baked apple, creme brulee, and citrus notes. Mouth: The … [more]

Pessagno 2005 Chardonnay Lucia Highland

PESSAGNO “Lucia Highlands Vineyard” Santa Lucia Highlands AVA Monterey County 2005 Visual: Medium yellow Nose: There were hints of tropical fruit, perhaps mango, and pineapple, as well as apple, … [more]

2005 Domaine Alfred Estate Chardonnay

DOMAINE ALFRED Califa “Chamisal Vineyard” Edna Valley AVA San Luis Obispo County 2002 Visual: Rich gold-yellow Nose: Caramel and butterscotch dominates, but it’s nice and natural smelling … [more]

Babcock Grand Cuvee Chardonnay

Babcock Grand Cuvee Chardonnay Santa Barbara AVA Santa Barbara County 2006 Visual: Medium light yellow Nose: Fresh peach and lemon, with melon and herbal notes underneath. Mouth: Silky and lively, … [more]

2005 Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay Paragon Vineyard

EDNA VALLEY VINEYARD Paragon Vineyard Chardonnay Edna Valley AVA San Luis Obispo County 2005 Visual: Medium yellow Nose: Lots of buttery vanilla right up front, but almost like artificial vanilla … [more]

Four Vines Naked Chardonnay

“Naked” Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2006 Visual: Light yellow Nose: Tropical fruit and melon, with hints of fennel, as well as a hint of nuttiness and minerals and lemon Mouth: Very dry, bright, and … [more]