chardonnay

2013 Sbragia Gamble Ranch Chardonnay

This Chardonnay from my friends at Sbragia Family Vineyards makes me smile! Lemon, pear, apple, crème, coconut, dill, and thyme on the nose. Lemons with some malolactic notes of cream (not quite butter), sweet Golden Delicious apples and some tart green apples as well. Solid acidity, especially for a California Chardonnay (and alcohol level)! Cheers!

3/5 bones

$$$

Chardonnay

14.8% abv 

Napa Valley, California, USA

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SWEET APPLE SANGRIA

8 oz. (240 ml) Chardonnay
1 oz. (30 ml) Green apple vodka
½ oz. (15 ml) Apple liqueur
½ oz. (15 ml) Triple Sec
½ oz. (15 ml) Sour Mix
½ oz. (15 ml( Lime juice
2 oz. (60 ml) Watermelon Daiquiri mix.
Shake with Ice
Shot glass of Hpnotiq.

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© Courtesy of HdV

Wine Wednesday: Winemaker Stéphane Vivier, a French expat, uses Burgundian winemaking techniques, like fermenting in enormous French foudres and meticulously sorting grapes after harvest, to make his fantastic Carneros Chardonnays. HdV’s on-site sommelier, Eddie Townsend, leads guests through the cellar. Here, more of the best Napa Valley wineries.

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LEMON RAZZ SANGRIA

8 oz (240ml) Chardonnay
1 oz (30ml) Raspberry Rum
2 oz (60ml) Melon Liqueur
Triple Sec
Lime Juice,
Sour Mix.
Shake with Ice
Shot glass of Limoncello Liqueur
Garnish: Lemon Heads and Fresh Raspberries

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2014 Brack Mountain “Bench” Chardonnay

Heheh. I’m on a bench with this Bench wine! Apples, lemon skin, and melon skin on the nose with a touch of green herbs and minerality. Lemon, vanilla (but not overly malolactic), and lime on the palate with tart acidity, a hint of salinity, and a nice mineral finish.

4/5 bones

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Chardonnay

13.5% abv

Russian River Valley (Sonoma), California, USA

2004 Weinlaubenhof Alois Kracher Kollektion Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese Nummer 9

This is some truly phenomenal dessert wine by the esteemed Alois Kracher in Austria, who has since passed but was a close friend and business partner of Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non fame in California. Imagine the wines when those two hung out! Quite the delicious nose on this - peach, tropical fruit, butterscotch, sweet pecans, honey, white oak, beechwood, and lemon. Lovely, coppery color to this wine too. Full, rich mouthfeel on the palate. Peaches, vanilla, HONEY, apricots, white wood, and macadamia nuts with a delicious crème brulée finish. RICH.

5/5 bones

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Chardonnay

8.5% abv

Neusiedlersee, AUSTRIA