Full Review

Broadside

Broadside
2021 Chardonnay, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Broadside
2021 Chardonnay, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of roasted nuts with nutmeg, cedar pencil shavings, charred pineapple, and salted butter with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and an amusing, buoyant finish with elements of apple tart, belgian waffle with whipped butter, dried flowers, and banana with a suggestion of oak flavor. An appealing toasty, nutty oak accented Chardonnay that is sure to please Cali Chard fans.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Savory & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: roasted nuts with nutmeg, cedar pencil shavings, charred pineapple, and salted butter
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of apple tart, belgian waffle with whipped butter, dried flowers, and banana
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An appealing toasty, nutty oak accented Chardonnay that is sure to please Cali Chard fans.

The Producer

Wine Hooligans LLC

The Producer
980 Airway Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
USA
1 707-527-7355

Their Portfolio

86 1797 2019 Bourbon Barrel Aged, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 Broadside 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
89 Broadside 2018 Printers Alley Red Blend, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
93 Broadside 2019 Single Vineyard Margarita Vineyard, Merlot, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
94 Broadside 2019 Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $24.00.
91 Broadside 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
BR Broadside 2020 Chardonnay, Central Coast 14.5% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Broadside 2020 Sip Certified, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
90 Broadside 2020 Santa Margarita Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $22.00.
92 Broadside 2021 Santa Margarita Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $29.00.
87 Broadside 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
88 Broadside 2021 Santa Margarita Ranch, Merlot, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
87 Broadside 2021 Chardonnay, Central Coast 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
88 Broadside 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
85 Broadside 2021 Chardonnay, Central Coast 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
87 Broadside 2021 Santa Margarita Ranch, Merlot, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
86 Cycles Gladiator 2019 Merlot, California 15% (USA) $12.00.
87 Cycles Gladiator 2019 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
87 Cycles Gladiator 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Cycles Gladiator 2019 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Cycles Gladiator 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
BR Cycles Gladiator 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Cycles Gladiator 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14.5% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Cycles Gladiator 2020 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $13.00.
88 Cycles Gladiator 2020 Merlot, California 14.5% (USA) $13.00.
BR Cycles Gladiator 2020 Red Blend, California 15% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Cycles Gladiator 2020 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Cycles Gladiator 2021 Chardonnay, California 13% (USA) $13.00.
88 Cycles Gladiator 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
BR Cycles Gladiator 2021 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Cycles Gladiator 2021 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 Cycles Gladiator 2021 Chardonnay, California 13% (USA) $12.00.
87 Cycles Gladiator 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $9.00.
86 Cycles Gladiator 2021 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $9.00.
87 Cycles Gladiator 2021 Chardonnay, California 13% (USA) $9.00.
90 Portlandia 2020 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
BR Portlandia 2020 Rosé, Willamette Valley 13% (USA) $16.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Portlandia 2019 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
86 Portlandia 2019 Red Blend, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $21.00.
86 Portlandia 2019 Red Blend, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $21.00.
92 Portlandia 2019 Big Believer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
92 Portlandia 2019 Big Believer Cabernet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
85 Portlandia 2020 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
85 Portlandia 2020 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
93 Portlandia 2021 Rosé, Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $17.00.
90 Portlandia 2021 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley/Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
87 Portlandia NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $21.00.
88 Portlandia NV Brut Sparkling Wine, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $21.00.
89 Portlandia 2020 Big Believer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
92 Portlandia 2020 Red Blend, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
85 Portlandia 2021 Pinot Gris, American 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Portlandia 2021 Pinot Noir, Oregon 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
88 Portlandia 2020 Big Believer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
88 Shortbread 2019 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
86 Shortbread 2020 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
86 Shortbread 2021 Buttery, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
86 Shortbread 2021 Buttery, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
91 Stephen Vincent 2019 Pinot Noir, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
88 Stephen Vincent 2019 Chardonnay, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
89 Stephen Vincent 2020 Pinot Noir, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR Stephen Vincent 2021 Chardonnay, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Stephen Vincent 2021 Pinot Noir, North Coast 14.5% (USA) $17.00.

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.