Sea Smoke Chardonnay 2016
The 2016 Sea Smoke Chardonnay was aged for a total of 10 months prior to bottling with no fining and no filtration. Character: An elegant Chardonnay with aromas of Starfruit, Mango and Ceanothus. Complemented by Orange zest and a slight nuttiness in the focused mid-palate and the refreshing cool climate acidity of the estate vineyard.
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Rose Rock Chardonnay 2017, Willamette Valley$34.00
The Rose Rock Chardnnay 2017 is made by the famed Domaine Drouhin people! Super fresh aromas of lemon and lime zest, leading to fresh white peaches. This has a very impressive sense of purity and clarity that follows to the fresh, linear palate. Impressively rened chardonnay.” This Roserock Chardonnay is vibrant and round, with broad floral notes and energetic touches of noisette, peach and pear. The palate’s enveloping texture is balanced by clear structure and a sense of minerality. It is an elegant and complex wine, with a long finish, and I expect this vintage to evolve nicely over the next few years.– 94pts James Suckling; 92pts Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice; 91pts Wine Spectator, Top 100 Wines of 2018.
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.
Teeter Totter Chardonnay 2017$35.00
Teeter Totter’s third Chardonnay release maintains the same characteristics it has come to be known for. The powerful pure taste of fruit paired with toast, honey and brioche. The full body palate finishes smoothly and leaves you lingering for more. The 2017 Napa Valley Chardonnay is terrific, with a fresh, lively yet textured style that’s a joy to drink. White peach, citrus blossom, honeysuckle and a kiss of brioche all emerge from this impeccably balanced Chardonnay that has a delicious saltiness and surprising length. It shines for its purity and elegance, and will keep for at least 4-5 years.