April 2013 - US - Chardonnay

This month's Wine feature is US - Chardonnay Wines
US - Chardonnay Reviews
201703
Anaba
2010 Wente Clone Chardonnay
Golden straw color. Meshed aromas and flavors of baked lemons and apples and praline with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, tropical citrus, vanilla and spice nuanced finish. Delicious with fantastic acidity and table appeal.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201700
Anaba
2010 Gap's Crown Vineyard Chardonnay
Rich aromas and flavors of apple pie, coconut, and dried pineapple with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, tangy honeycrisp apple and creamy vanilla finish. This is classic Sonoma chardonnay with great style and balance.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201871
Darcie Kent
2011 DeMayo Vineyard Chardonnay
Golden color. Rich aromas of vanilla flan and pineapple-lemon pie with a silky,fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, juicy coconut-vanilla cream, toasty kiwi-lime tart, and spicy white toffee finish. A decadently delicious oak aged chardonnay that is effortlessly drinkable.
93 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201453
Viansa
2011 Estate Chardonnay
Aromas and flavors of apple tart and banana and coconut custards with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, pineapple upside down cake, creme Anglaise, and delicate spiced nut finish. A very tasty and voluptuous chardonnay for sipping or lobster rolls.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201630
Mooney Family
2011 Chardonnay
Nice nose, ripe fruit scents, mostly apples with a fresh cream back note. On the palate ripe pineapples come on. Tangy big flavors are refreshing. Youthful, creamy vanilla and spice finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201680
Parmelee-Hill
2010 Estate Grown Chardonnay
Deep golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of toasty coconut-banana cream pie and spiced apples with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy tropical citrus, nut brittle, creme brulee, and mineral accented finish. A nicely styled chardonnay with an Old World meets New World charm.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201756
Easley
2011 Vintner Reserve Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas of coconut cream pie, caramel apple, and white blossoms with a rich, supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, baking spices, crunchy apple, tart pineapple, and praline driven finish. A juicy well oaked chardonnay that has a lot of class and balance. Serve with Alaskan king crab.
92 points $19.75 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201454
Viansa
2011 Chardonnay
Aromas of nougat, dried coconut, and pineapple cake with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and wonderfully balanced, apple and citrus sorbet, spice, and mineral accented finish. A very classy and pure chardonnay for sipping or the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201702
Anaba
2010 Sun Chase Vineyard Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas of coconut, dried pineapple, and apple scone with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy apple and Meyer lemon sorbet driven finish. A lively sipper or table companion.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201757
Easley
2011 Non-Oak Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Mellow aromas of honeycomb, spiced nuts, baked apple, lemon, curd and kiwi with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body follow with lively, tangy flavors sand a juicy mouthwatering honeyed melon accented finish. Delicious and vibrant.
91 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201867
Concannon
2011 Conservancy Chardonnay
Zesty aromas of caramelized lemons and pineapples, Key lime pie, and spiced white toffee with a soft, fruity-yet-dry medium body and an Asian spice and kiwi accented finish. Great acidity and uniquely spicy and lively.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201502
Pollak Vineyards
2011 Estate Grown Chardonnay
Golden silver color. Aromas of ripe yellow apples on the tree with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a creamy, pineapple gelato, vanilla nougat, and delicate spice finish. Wonderful balance and restraint with a solid core of fruit and creamy oak.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201918
Laguna
2010 Laguna Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay
Rich creamy aromas of vanilla flan, white toffee, ginger-apple tart, and delicate exotic spices with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a kiwi sorbet, mango, and spiced apple finish. Very flavorful and fun.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201670
Kalaris
2011 "Lynne's Cuveé" Chardonnay
Toasted oak, stone fruit and a green apple notes encapsulate the lovely bouquet. Later got a nice hint of butter cream and kiwi. Rich entry, supple flavors with an upturned finish. Very elegant and Burgundian in style.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202042
Domaine Napa
2011 Chardonnay
Floral nose of peach, lychee, and key lime custard. Easy rich flavors follow. Fun tangy finish and nicely integrated oak. Sure to please.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201533
Weibel Family
2009 Estate Bottled Chardonnay
Enticing, yet subtle nose of spiced apples, cardamon and nougat. Rich flavors follow seamlessly along with a lengthy balanced finish.
90 points $14.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201669
Robert Hall Winery
2011 Chardonnay
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon tart, praline, and spiced apple with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a round vanilla and tangy pineapple accented finish. Lovely refreshing balance for sipping or the table with seafood.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201919
Frei Brothers
2010 Reserve Chardonnay
Aromas of pineapple cake, caramelized nuts, spiced pear, and sour cream frosting with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy apple sauce, lemongrass tea, and kiwi-melon sherbet accented finish. A tasty and refreshing chardonnay that will cover a lot of bases.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202034
Storyteller
2011 "Summer Camp" Chardonnay
Golden silver color. Aromas of exotic tropical fruit smoothie and buttery praline with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and juicy melon sorbet, kiwi, lime curd and spiced apple finish. A nice zesty, chardonnay for sipping or Asian food.
90 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201639
Manzoni Estate
2011 North Highlands' Cuvée Chardonnay
Deep straw color with an emerald copper cast. Fun nose: toasted coconuts, a bit of a buttery caramel note and grilled pineapple. Full-bodied and rich lively flavors follow with a nice oak spice finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201761
Schug
2011 Heritage Reserve Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Toasty aromas and flavors pineapple creme brulee, apple pie, and praline with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a well balanced oak spice, cedar, and mineral nuanced finish. Very classy and balanced.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202047
Hacienda
2011 Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla custard, spiced apple, and pineapple sorbet with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a long, tangy, lemony, palate cleansing finish. A really nice California chardonnay.
89 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201659
Alba
2011 Estate Reserve Chardonnay
Pale golden color. Floral aromas of raw honeycomb, jasmine orange tea, and exotic tropical fruits with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, spicy apple, pineapple, praline, and mineral accented finish. Very distinctive and tasty.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201701
Anaba
2010 Chardonnay
Bright golden color. Aromas of custard, spiced nuts, and green apple tart with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a melon, white strawberry and pineapple accented finish. A crisp refreshing chardonnay with emphasis on fruit versus oak.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201626
Sinclair Estate
2011 Chardonnay
Ripe yellow apple, lime and a light caramel aroma is the first impression. Lemony flavors follow with good length and balance and the clean, toasty finish lingers. A tasty well-rounded chardonnay.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201408
Reynolds Family Winery
2010 Chardonnay
Warm rich nose of buttered toast/brioche and a hint of honey crisp apples. On the palate, the first impression is butter cream, bit of turned earth and the richly textured flavors linger. This wine has the balance and acidity to improve with age.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201407
R&B Cellars
2011 "Sarabande" Chardonnay
Gold color. Aromas of tropical fruit custard tart and lime cookie with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, praline and vanilla nuanced finish. A very nice sipper.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202044
Forest Glen
2011 Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon cream pie and cinnamon apple tart with a silky, fruity medium body and a creme brulee and tangy pineapple finish. A juicy, refreshing and delicious chardonnay that is sure to please.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202057
Coastline
2011 Chardonnay
Green apple aromas lead with a hint of key lime mousse and toast. Richly textured flavors follow along with lively acidity. A great choice for scallops or a nice sipper.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201646
Castoro Cellars
2011 Estate Grown Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Lightly toasty aromas of spiced nuts and pineapple upside down cake with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, apple sauce and lemon gelato finish. A tasty, straightforward chardonnay for sipping or roasted poultry.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201640
Wollersheim
2011 Chardonnay
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of cashew toffee, coconut and apple tart with a soft, dryish medium body and a tangy, tart pineapple and creamy vanilla finish. A nicely oak chardonnay for sipping or the table.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201433
Austerity
2011 Proprietary White Wine California
Golden silver color. Nice nose - scents of ripe fruits, specifically apricots and a hint of vanilla taffy. Easy rich rounded flavors follow. Nice impression of fruity sweetness makes this a crowd pleasing sipper.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202128
Parkers Estate
2011 Blue Ash Road Chardonnay
Aromas of pineapple cake and lemon buttercream with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a rounded apple sauce, melon, and lime zest accented finish. A sturdy table wine.
88 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201648
Tolosa
2011 No Oak Chardonnay
Warm toasty yeast notes lead with a bit of lemon cream and green apples. Full-bodied and apple notes dominate retronasally. Refreshing acidity and a brisk, minerally finish. Very dry and Chablis-like.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201760
Schug
2011 Chardonnay
Aromas of baked apples, kiwi, floral honeycomb, and lemon cream with a supple, dryish medium body and a passionfruit, apple, lime, and flint accented finish. A solid table wine to pair with roasted chicken.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201641
Tulocay
2010 Haynes Vineyard Chardonnay
Aromas of lemon yogurt, honeycomb, and apple with a soft, dryish medium body and a tangy Meyer lemon and mineral driven finish. A nicely restrained Chardonnay for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201586
Cedar Creek
2011 Unoaked Chardonnay
Golden straw color. Aromas of baked pears, apples, and nuts with a supple, dryish medium body and a kiwi, lemon, tarragon, and mineral accented finish. A nice dry chardonnay that will be good with grilled fish and seafood.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201794
Barefoot
NV Chardonnay
Spiced apple cider and nougat notes. On the palate more sweet yellow apple, pineapple along with a bit of earthiness. A pretty easy drink and the simple, tasty flavors are in balance.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201840
Backhouse
2011 Chardonnay
Clean warm, creamy scents along with a nice honey crisp apple note. Easy simple balanced flavors follow, with a light impression of sweetness.
87 points $7 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202046
Grove Ridge
2011 Chardonnay
Golden silver color. Aromas of apple pie with dulce de leche and coconut gelato with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, brown spice, vanilla and pineapple-lemon sorbet driven finish. A solid sipping chardonnay.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202058
Leaping Lizard
2011 Chardonnay
Bright nose of kiwi, lemon meringue and a bit of gravel. Easy flavors follow. Nicely balanced with a crisp, lightly toasted finish.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202049
Montpellier
2011 Chardonnay
Golden straw color. Aromas of pineapple yogurt, apple nut tart, and lemon curd with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, tangy, nicely balanced vanilla kissed finish.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202048
Harlow Ridge
2011 Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas of toasty caramelized nuts, apple custard pie and dried pineapple with a soft, dryish medium body and a tart pineapple, vanilla and spice accented finish. Tasty.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202040
Carmenet
2011 Reserve, Vintner’s Collection Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas of toasty nuts and coconuts and pineapple cake with a silky fruity medium body and a vanilla cream and tangy green caramel apple finish. A tasty, fruity sipper.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201210
Chessman
2010 Chardonnay
Bright aromas of grilled pineapple, spicy poached apples, and peach creme brulee with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a pleasant, praline, grilled kiwi and mineral accented finish. A pleasant, toasty chardonnay.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202053
Six Degrees
2011 Chardonnay
Aromas of gravel, Jolly Rancher apple candy and a hint of lemon cream. Flavors are framed in a nice toastiness. Good length and balance along with an easy supple texture and a piña colada and apple pie like finish.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201903
Alexandria Nicole
2012 "a-SQUARED" Chardonnay
Fun scents of apple pie and lime candies lead. Later as the wine opened up more of a refreshing tropical candy nose. That said, supple soft balanced fruit flavors were the first impression and these lingered with a bit of warmth in the finish.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201678
ONEHOPE
2009 Reserve Chardonnay
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of spiced apple and meringue with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a very smooth and balanced roasted pineapple, cream, and nut accented finish. A very even and pleasant sipper or table with restrained fruit and oak.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201435
Colter’s Creek
2010 Reserve, Colter's Creek Vineyard Chardonnay
Deep straw color with an emerald cast. Roasted apple notes and a very supple attack. Soft mouth feel and would like a bit more, depth and length. Later a cookie dough note come on as the wine improved with air. A good table wine or light sipper.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201392
Lewis Station
NV Oaked Chardonnay
Bright golden color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed grilled pineapple and lemon custard pie with a fruity medium body and a round, tangy, toasty caramel apple finish. A very fruity and crowd pleasing chardonnay.
87 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201548
Chatom
2011 Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas of coconut creme brulee, papaya-mango tart, and pineapple gelato with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a creamy, praline and peppery spice finish. A mellow chardonnay for sipping.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201520
Sharrott
2011 Barrel Reserve Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Bright aromas of grilled pineapple, dark caramelized nuts, pickling spices, and sautéed apples with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a bold creme brulee and nut finish. An interesting combination of rich charred oak character and delicate texture.
87 points $22.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201696
Pend d’Oreille
2011 Chardonnay
Nice expansive tropical citrus nose, toffee aromas dominate along with ripe honeycrisp apple notes. Easy entry but flavors tighten up with a taut youthful finish. A nice sipper.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201825
The Naked Grape
NV Chardonnay
Golden straw color. Bright aromas of sliced pineapple and spicy carrot cake with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and an apple sauce and lemon curd finish. Fruity and tasty.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201816
Redwood Creek
2011 Chardonnay
Pale golden color. Interesting aromas of pineapple upside down cake, spice, and faint turkey jerky with a soft, silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and tangy apple sauce, cream, praline accented finish. A nice relaxed sipper.
86 points $8 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201839
Line 39
2011 Chardonnay
Nice nose - mostly buttercream and later a hint of caramel. Baked ripe apple flavors dominate the palate. Easy flavors linger with a toasty tight finish.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201869
Cupcake
2011 Chardonnay
Toasty aromas are overshadowed by a molten plastic notes. Ripe yet easy rounded soft Meyer lemon flavors and a nice tangy finish.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201755
Two Rivers
2011 Chardonnay
Pale golden color. Toasty aromas suggest graham crackers, ginger snaps, and butter sautéed nuts with a supple, dry medium body and a dried pineapple and lemon, apple-vanilla custard, and grassy earth finish. Nice restraint and sense of place.
86 points $14.50 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201841
Redtree
2011 Chardonnay
Bright vibrant nose of yellow apples, Motts Apple Sauce and even a hint of Jolly Rancher Apple Candy. Rounded sweet-tart flavors follow with a grippy short finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201874
Save Me, San Francisco
2011 "Calling All Angels" Chardonnay
Roasted apple notes and a hint of butter. Rounded easy simple flavors follow and a bit of parchment in the finish detracts.
85 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202043
Fat Cat
2011 Chardonnay
Nice nose, warm baked apple notes lead with a bit of bread toast. Easy, fruity flavors with a compact spicy apple pie and lemon custard finish. A nice crowd pleasing chardonnay.
85 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202052
Silver Ridge
2011 Chardonnay
Nice toasted nut notes and a baked ripe apple pie/cake scent came on with air. Easy entry and flavors then fade nice. A pleasant every day sipper.
85 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202051
Picket Fence
2011 Chardonnay
Aromas of waxy fruity lip balm, dried apple, kiwi and pineapple, and nougat with a silky dryish medium body and a relaxed honey cream, pepper, apple and melon accented finish. A nice carefree sipper.
85 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201629
Westport
2010 "Lighthouse White" Washington
Light, shy nose, a bit of vanilla cream followed by subtle ripe peach skin scents. Easy flavors and finish follow. A simple, pleasant quaffer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202032
Nitty Gritty
2011 Chardonnay
Lumberyard sawdust notes lead with nice apple sauce back notes. Flavors are clean but come off as a bit dilute in spite of the nicely balanced flavors.
85 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202045
Forestville
2011 Chardonnay
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of waxy honeycomb, vanilla salt water taffy, and spiced apple with a soft, fruity medium body and a tangy lemon curd on toasted Hawaiian bread finish. A pleasant sipper.
84 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201830
Turning Leaf
2011 Chardonnay
Interesting nose of apples custard, pineapple and cardamon. Appealing flavors but the finish is just a bit dilute.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202041
Coastal Ridge
2011 Chardonnay
Spiced apple sauce and a hint of pineapple custard tart are the lead scents. Light, fruity flavors follow with a tart, spicy finish. Pleasant.
84 points $8.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201434
Colter’s Creek
2010 Colter's Creek Vineyard Chardonnay
Deep straw color. Nose of soft lemon curd and a hint of pastry. Nice medium flavors with a tangy, spiced apple finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202033
Q
2009 Chardonnay
Aromas of citrus yogurt, spiced nuts and grassy herbs with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a pineapple-papaya relish and vanilla accented finish. Try with chicken fajitas.
84 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201206
Maryhill
2010 Proprietor's Reserve Chardonnay
Muted nose of apples and a bit of buttered caramel corn. Very soft, medium bodied with shy, yet well balanced flavors. A bit of alcohol peeks through on the finish.
84 points $16.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201866
Almaden
NV Heritage Series Chardonnay
Dusty lemon zest and apple notes lead. Earthy flavors and scents of apples on the ground. Easy ripeness is pervasive with balanced flavors but a bit dilute on the finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202050
Motos Liberty
2011 Chardonnay
Muted nose of apples and a bit of roasted pineapple. Easy simple lemony but slightly dilute flavors follow.
83 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202054
White Truck
2011 Unoaked Chardonnay
Aromas of apple sauce and subtle hints of balsa wood follow through to an easy entry and agreeable, soft flavors. An easy-going sipper.
83 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202030
Magistrate
2011 Chardonnay
Deep straw color with a golden amber cast. Smoky, ash notes lead and a bit of dried citrus. Dried twigs and a bit of char-roasted pineapple and a tart, cinder-like mid-palate. Pair with grilled shrimp.
83 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201627
Westport
2010 "Shorebird" Chardonnay
Ripe green apple skin, Schweppes bitter lemon and toasty, light soy and mushroom aromas. Rounded easy medium flavors with a warm, dry, mossy finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201628
Westport
2010 "Bordello Blonde" Washington
Ripe apple skin notes with a light stemmy backnote. Off-dry with taut drying, earthy flavors following and a brisk finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201843
CalNaturale
2010 Chardonnay
Baked parchment and peach pit aromas dominate the nose. Light apple scents came on later but the flavors are minimal and earthy and come up short on the finish
82 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201671
Bordeleau
2008 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple vinaigrette, cinnamon bark, roasted hazelnuts, and green tomatoes on the vine with a flabby, dry medium body and a nut oil, spiced carrot and pear and nut driven finish. A bit all over the place and out of balance.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201811
Carlo Rossi
NV Chardonnay
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of lemon tart, apple and sour cream with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a wispy apple sauce, honey, and wax paper accented finish. A carefree sipper to serve with a good chill.
81 points $5.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201872
flipflop
2011 Chardonnay
Molten plastic and waxy reductive aromas lead. Spiced applesauce flavors came on with an brisk lightly peppered finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201538
Heron Hill Winery
2011 Ingle Vineyard, Unoaked Chardonnay
Pale golden silver color. Shy aromas of apple phosphate, lemon yogurt, and coconut juice with a hint of latex. Soft and dryish with a medium body and a tart, drying green apple, honeydew and nutskin finish. Serve with scallops.
81 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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