Jayson by Pahlmeyer Chardonnay 2018, Napa County
The Jayson Chardonnay 2018 has brilliant golden straw color and aromas of warm spice, tangerine, and sweet orange; intriguing tropical floral notes carry over onto the palate. Notes of ripe pear, apricot, and mango peel are accented by warm spice and rich caramel, for a wine that is both weighty and fresh. Editor’s Choice 94 points Wine Enthusiast.
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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2018$58.00
Shafer’s single-vineyard Carneros-grown Chardonnay is produced from small-clustered clones of
grapes selected for their low yields and distinctive flavors. Fermentation takes place within individual oak and stainless steel barrels using native yeasts. The wine matures on the lees for 14 months
and since it undergoes no malolactic fermentation this Chardonnay retains a lively natural acidity.
The vineyard is named for its Red-shouldered Hawks and other birds of prey, who play an
important role in Shafer’s sustainable farming practices.
This 25th vintage of Shafer Red Should Ranch Chardonnay 2018 offers abundant, exotic aromas and flavors of citrus
blossom, apricot, pineapple, grapefruit zest, and honeydew melon all held together with seamless
structure, elegant balance, and energy that comes from pure, clean acidity.
Rombauer Chardonnay 2020, Carneros$38.00
Rombauer Vineyards began producing Chardonnay in 1982. In 1990, the Rombauer family made their first Chardonnay from the Carneros region, where San Pablo Bay meets the southern end of Napa and Sonoma valleys. There, the cool climate and clay soils offer ideal conditions for growing superior Chardonnay with the Rombauer hallmarks — intense fruit flavors balanced by fresh acidity. Enticing aromas of vanilla, melon and mango are layered with apricot, creme brulee, butter and a slight minerality. Those scents are echoed as flavors on the creamy, rich palate, along with peach, pie crust and baking spices. The long, smooth finish is marked by mouthwatering acidity.
Mer Soleil Silver 2018$19.00
We believe that the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation in Monterey County is one of the best appellations in the world for producing Chardonnay. This region benefits from cool morning fog and afternoon breezes that result in a long growing season, producing intense fruit flavors balanced with vibrant acidity. Mer Soleil Silver 2016 is a pure, clean expression of estate-grown Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay. A pale yellow hue, the wine is well balanced with great structure. Bright minerality, pink grapefruit and key lime characters shine through on the nose, followed by lemon zest and stone-fruit. The mid-palate displays intriguing notes of lemon meringue, quince and citrus, complemented by a crisp acidity that carries through from start to finish. The ceramic bottle reflects the small cement fermentation vessels that they use to give the wine its fully rounded mouthfeel. The higher acidity in this wine makes it a perfect accompaniment to a wide array of food, particularly salads, grilled seafood, tomato-based dishes and fresh oysters.