Chardonnay drinkers fall into two camps. Either you like mineral driven Burgundy, or buttery, oak driven California style. There is no right or wrong and we have a bit of both.
2019 Lamblin Bourgogne Blanc $17
A big Chardonnay for the price, with an elegant and complex nose in which aromas of fresh fruits and white flowers mix with a touch of vanilla.
2013 Domaine Edmond Monnot Bourgogne Blanc $22
Hautes Côtes de Beaune
A mineral layered Chard, with great complexity for the price.
2018 Oliver Leflaire Les Sétilles $28
Les Sétilles is sourced from vineyards within the communes of Puligny Montrachet and Meursault. The aromas of white flowers, peach, grilled almond and lemon peel dominate on a mineral-tinged background. The attack is full and warm on the palate with a lively and greedy finish.
2018 Vessigaud Poully-Fussé Vieilles Vignes $39
From 45-year-old vines this quality Burgundy ages 18 months in neutral barrels. the wine has a rich nose with citrus notes combining with tropical fruit aromas and subtle oak. The palate is full and rounded with good texture and a fine balance of rich, ripe fruit and balancing minerality.
2017 Olivier Leflaire Meursault $83
Aged in wood, this blend of parcels from across Meursault shows the richness for which the appellation is famed. It contrasts that with acidity, freshness and crisp citrus. The combination has produced a wine that can age further.
2016 Justin Girardin Chassagne Montrachet $70
of Chassagne where there was an abbey whose ruins you can still see. This classic Burgundy comes from 25 year old vines. Organic
2018 Chavy-Chouet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Champs Gain $100
The wine is produced from 100% Chardonnay coming from the top of the hills of Puligny-Montrachet. The rocky soil of the steep slopes is rich in limestone. Champs-Gain is a fine and subtle wine with fresh and lively citrus notes. Over time, it delicately reveals notes of very ripe yellow fruits.
2018 Pozzan Annabella Chardonnay Napa Valley $13
Great Value CA Chard. Aromas of Asian pear, orange blossom, candied lemon peel, and brown sugar. In the mouth, the wine showcases a well-balanced acidity in counterpoint to a plump, round mouthfeel. Generous flavors of juicy pear, white nectarine, and Meyer lemon blend together with a note of toasted almonds lasting throughout the finish.
2019 Mark Ryan The Vincent Chardonnay $15
A racy number, this wine offers spiced pear and traces of pineapple before giving way to a palate featuring green apple and ripe citrus. The mouthfeel is relatively full, with more rich apple and stone-fruit tones.
2018 Freehand Cellars Oaked Chardonnay $17
Intriguing layers of poached pears, white peaches and baked apples that leads into the palate with complex layers of wet stone, marzipan and roasted cashews. The mouthfeel is pure and balanced and displays vibrant acidity while maintaining richness with an elegant finish that showcases sweet exotic spices and a lush, lingering finish.
2018 Raeburn Russian River Chardonnay $20
Classic California Chardonnay—elegant and expressive with bright fruit character, creaminess and toasty vanilla. The 2015 vintage is ripe, luscious with fruit tones ranging from pear and Gravenstein apple to nectarine beautifully complemented with toasted oak, vanilla, and hints of Crème Brûlée.
2018 Orr Chardonnay $30
From Columbia Gorge fruit Erica’s Chard is mineral driven and fresh with that tension between bright, clean and acidic and round, rich and savory.