Full Review

Sand Point

Sand Point
2015 Chardonnay, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .233%
Lodi Rules Certified
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12

Sand Point
2015 Chardonnay, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .233%
Medium golden straw color. Aromas of vanilla taffy, corn flakes in cream, french vanilla, and apple tart with a soft, crisp, fruity thin body and a brisk toasty oak finish with light oak flavor. A creamy and mild Chardonnay for easy sipping.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: vanilla taffy, corn flakes in cream, french vanilla, and apple tart
Taste Flavor: toasty oak
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy and mild Chardonnay for easy sipping.

The Producer

LCF Wines

The Producer
1525 East Jahant Road
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-334-9782

Their Portfolio

89 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Prince Vineyard, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
90 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown, White Moscato, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
92 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2015 Estate Grown Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 14.8% (USA) $15.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
92 LangeTwins Winery 2015 Estate, Moscato, Clarksburg 11.9% (USA) $14.99.
88 LangeTwins Winery 2013 Estate, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $16.99.
89 LangeTwins Winery 2012 Midnight Reserve Estate Red, Lodi 13.9% (USA) $30.00.
84 LangeTwins Winery 2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.4% (USA) $16.00.
86 LangeTwins Winery 2016 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 LangeTwins Winery 2016 Estate Grown, Moscato, Clarksburg 11% (USA) $15.00.
86 LangeTwins Winery 2011 Centennial Lewis Vineyard, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.6% (USA) $60.00.
92 LangeTwins Winery 2014 Old Vine , Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
88 LangeTwins Winery 2016 Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Clarksburg 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
90 LangeTwins Winery 2013 The Eighty Vineyard Single Barrel , Teroldego, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
92 LangeTwins Winery 2013 Miller Vineyard Single Barrel, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
83 Sand Point 2013 Merlot, Clarksburg 13.9% (USA) $12.99.
85 Sand Point 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.3% (USA) $12.00.
89 Sand Point 2015 Pinot Noir, California 14.2% (USA) $12.00.
90 Sand Point 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 13.8% (USA) $.00.
85 Sand Point 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $.00.
88 Sand Point 2015 Merlot, Clarksburg 13.9% (USA) $.00.
84 Sand Point 2015 Chardonnay, Lodi 13.8% (USA) $12.00.
90 Sand Point 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point 2016 Chardonnay, Lodi 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
86 Sand Point 2016 Pinot Noir, California 13.7% (USA) $12.00.
87 Sand Point 2016 Merlot, Clarksburg 14% (USA) $10.99.

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.