California"s great chardonnays

the wine spectator"s ultimate guide for consumers, collectors, and investors
  • 382 Pages
  • 1.96 MB
  • English
Wine Spectator Press, Distributed by Sterling Pub. Co. , San Francisco, CA, New York, NY
Chardonnay (Wine) -- Califo



Statementby James Laube.
LC ClassificationsTP557 .L378 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination382 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1627141M
ISBN 10091807679X
LC Control Number91174353

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Subjects: Chardonnay (Wine) -- California. The old stereotype of California Chardonnay--super-ripe and overly oaky--is no longer accurate. The Golden State produces a huge range of great Chardonnay styles these days.

Here are 11. Another great California Chardonnay to buy for any occasion. Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay Further south from Napa and Sonoma, the Sta.

Rita Hills have a unique climate lending to the funneling of cool air off of the Pacific Ocean—making the region perfect for Chardonnay. Au Contraire Chardonnay (Russian River Valley); $20, 93 points. This is a delightfully floral and lemony-crisp wine, with a touch of crème brûlée balanced between layers of citrus.

Great article that sheds some light on California’s impressive climate and even more impressive producers. We are seeing that critics and wine-lovers everywhere are beginning to praise California Chardonnays (as we celebrate our recent 91pts Arroyo Seco Chardonnay scored by Wine Enthusiast), and are thrilled about the high-quality wine that this region is producing.

The California Chardonnay provides a touch of vanilla to its apricot and peach tones. It is a drinkable wine that’s priced well - usually around $10 per bottle.

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Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve. This California Chardonnay has retained the title of the number 1 Selling Chardonnay countrywide for fourteen years running.

California Chardonnay. The Tasting: The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 23 recent release California Chardonnay wines with 10 members of our wine judging panel.

Strict tasting rules were applied. The order of service was established beforehand by lottery.

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This is the Californias great chardonnays book of a four-part account of California's most-planted vine variety.

See part 2, part 3 and part Today Chardonnay is the most widely planted, and successfully sold, grape variety in the state of California, and occupies a similar position in the rest of the world, but its rise to such prominence is relatively recent.

Finding the Best. Best is a difficult term to define, even in wine Californias great chardonnays book. The world's foremost wine rating experts, such as Wine Spectator's James Laube, James Suckling and Robert Parker can't agree on which wine is the best, because wine tasting is highly subjective.

Different palates enjoy varying characters in wines, and preferences play a role. Chardonnay is pretty versatile in terms of where it grows, except that because it’s a relatively early ripener, if it’s planted somewhere too warm there will be no time for flavour to develop before the grapes are ready to pick.

This is why the best Chardonnay vineyards in California and Chile, for instance, are cooled by the Pacific. California, the Great Basin and the Rockies face critical fire weather danger California and Colorado are dealing with poor air quality due to the ongoing wildfires in the region.

Syrah is a latecomer to the list of great grape varieties in California. Despite interest in the s from winemakers like Joseph Phelps, who released one of the first varietal California Syrah. Trailblazing winemaker David Ramey has almost 40 vintages under his belt in California. Now he’s on the cusp of realizing a long-held dream: to create a new estate winery in the heart of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley—a region he’s helped put on the world map for great Chardonnay.

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There was a time, and not all that long ago, when too much California Chardonnay tasted like little more than movie-theater popcorn, popsicle sticks, and overripe tropical fruit.

It’s California’s most planted grape variety (95, acres’ worth), and the new-wave wines shun the oaky, butterball style that inspired the ABC (anything but chardonnay) movement a. Chardonnay remains wildly successful in California, with producers across the state making noteworthy examples.

Discover some of the most significant regions where Chardonnay excels in California. Taber’s book, “The Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine,” contained the same sentiment. Taber wrote that “the tenth anniversary of the Paris Tasting in offered a good occasion to see how the wines were aging” and for its 10 th anniversary rematch, Wine Spectator, he.

Shop our Top 25 Best Selling Chardonnay wine list. Expert advice. Same day shipping. FREE shipping nationwide with StewardShip. FedEx pickup available. At times, it seemed as if many winemakers in the Willamette were trying to imitate the style of California chardonnays in the s: big, oaky and flamboyantly fruity.

James Laube is an American wine critic, writing for Wine Spectator sincea full-time staff writer sincewith expertise on California has published the books California's Great Cabernets, California's Great Chardonnays, and California Wine containing nearly winery profiles with chapters on California wine history, grapes and wine styles, which won the James Beard.

At just under $20 per bottle, it's a great value. Meiomi Chardonnay$ This is another brand that we consistently recommend - you should try their Pinot Noir, too - for great value wines. The Chardonnay is luxurious, with notes of sweet tropical fruit, honey, and butterscotch.

It's a perfect wine to pour for your guests. Or which vintage is now at its best for France or California. This is your cheat sheet. California Napa Valley. Napa Chardonnay:. Chardonnay, of course, is virtually synonymous with California winemaking.

With nearlyacres planted, it is the state’s most widely cultivated wine. Buyer on the road: The three styles of Californian Chardonnay. California has been enjoying a revolution in its winemaking over the past decade, and nowhere has this been felt more than with the state’s number one varietal, Chardonnay.

Since there has been an explosion of boutique label producers pushing the category to its limits. In California, even wine haters know about the rock-star regions of Napa and Sonoma.

Baileyana Chardonnay “Firepeak” Edna Valley ($20) His book. American Wines, Gorman on California Premium Wines, The California Wine Book, Great Winemakers of California, Sunset's California Wine Country, Wines of California as seen in.

Michael S. Monie wrote:Not so much interested in that incredible bottle that you had back in(but you are certainly welcome to mention it if you should so desire) but rather wines that are out in the market not particularly that one wow bottle, but a producer who consistently delivers what it is you are looking for in a California Chardonnay.

“Chardonnay is one of my favorite wines to drink from any part of the world. The varietal just has so much to offer,” says Dan O’Brien, owner and winemaker at Gail Wines in Sonoma, Calif.

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Day tickets valid through Sept. 6. California Chardonnay - The Tasting: The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 20 recent release California Chardonnay wines with a panel of 10 wine judges. Strict tasting rules were applied.

The order of service was established beforehand by lottery. History - Chardonnay grapes have been used to make wines since the s. During the past years, Chardonnay wines have become the most popular wines in the world.