Chablis Domaine Vocoret

Vintage 2014, four-generation winemaking family in Chablis. This is as classic as it gets; high-toned and racy with bracing acidity and long, lip-smacking mineral finish. Developing a medium-lemon color in its adolescence. You can definitely feel the cool '14 vintage's effects with lean fruit and green apple freshness, but there is plenty of weight and … Continue reading Chablis Domaine Vocoret

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Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2014

This is some of the best New Zealand has to offer for serious, food-friendly Chardonnay at an "everyday drinking" price point. The flinty, Chablis-esque nose entices with subtle aromas of crisp green apple and wet stones; as well as not-so-subtle aromas of aged sheepsmilk cheese. Concentrated but mineral-driven and bone-dry. Slightly spritzy feel on attack … Continue reading Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2014

Chablis Villes Vignes 2016, Domaine George

Chablis, domaine George

Beringer Chardonnay 2016, Oak Knoll District

The ‘terroir‘ and climate in California varies a lot, the Pacific Ocean brings cold winds that generates a temperate climate and fog nearby, while mountain barriers like in Sonoma and Napa keeps the weather warm. There are more then 100 AVAs in California among which the famous Napa, Russian River Valley, Rutherford and Sonoma. The … Continue reading Beringer Chardonnay 2016, Oak Knoll District

Daniel Etienne Defaix, Chablis 1er Cru, Les Lys 2005

Beautifully aged, mineral-laden Chardonnay from top growing site in Chablis.  Meyer lemon, seashells and hay on the nose, round and soft on the palate with complex texture and excellent length. William Marengo. Editor @ sipnotes.org

Domaine de l’Arlot NSG, La Gerbotte 2014

This is a rare expression of Chardonnay from NSG ( Nuit Saint George ) Village, offering underripe orchard fruit and green apple, bracing minerality and chalkiness on the way to a crisp, salty finish. William Marengo. Editor @ sipnotes.org

Kistler, Les Noisetiers

This is a much more polished , classic version compare to older vintages, looks like they’re veering toward old world style , less oak and less buttery with tropical notes. William M.