Tag Archives: Chardonnay

The Most Popular Wines in Every State

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There’s something special about wine. Whether you’re ending the workday with a glass of Chianti while you cook or sipping crisp Chardonnay in your favorite restaurant, the mere act of opening the bottle lends a sense of celebration. To determine which types of wine are most popular by state – from Merlot to Malbec, Sauvignon […]

Grower and Winemaker: Ulises Valdez

Ulises Valdez American Dream

Ulises Valdez is one of California’s most prestigious grape growers, though you wouldn’t know it by just speaking with him. Despite the enormity of his accomplishments, Valdez  carries himself with great humility. An emotional speaker who gesticulates emphatically, Valdez alternates between cracking jokes (often self-effacing) and tearing up during one of the many poignant moments […]

All Your Chardonnay Questions Finally Answered

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If you’re a wine-drinking adult, you’ve probably had a glass of Chardonnay at some point in your life. But the Chardonnay that you most recently had in your glass is most likely quite different from the one your colleague had at happy hour last night. That’s because Chardonnay is one of the most versatile varieties in the entire […]

Featured Wine: Lloyd Cellars Chardonnay

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It’s California Wine Month and we are celebrating all month long with featured wines from the Golden State. This week’s pick: the 2015 Lloyd Chardonnay. Rob Lloyd was raised in a family where wines were an integral part of each evening’s meal. Little did he know that this proximity to wine would lead him one day […]

Featured Wine: Patrice Rion Bourgogne Blanc

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Patrice Rion is one of the most innovative producers in Burgundy. He was one of the first to train his vines higher than the Burgundy standard, to increase the canopy without shading the grapes, giving better ripening and colour. He is also frequently an innovator in the cellar and offers some wines (Bourgogne Bon Batons, white wines, half […]

Featured Wine: TOR Torchiana Chardonnay

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This is indisputable: Tor knows a great vineyard. He works with some of the best grapes on the planet. That’s what a great producer does—combination of instinct and knowledge to be able to recognize the best, and then the talent to bring out the best from the best.  Tor, you see, is equal parts mystic, scientist, […]

Wine and Dine: A Weekly Food and Wine Pairing

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We believe that the most memorable pairings are often the simplest (and sometimes a bit unexpected). Popcorn and Chardonnay, its a pairing that has been around for a while but in case you didn’t already know, buttery roasted popcorn and Chardonnay compliment each other perfectly. Every week we are taking some of the guess work […]

The Most Popular White Wine on Earth

sign with Chardonnay written on it in a vineyard

Travel to any wine region in the world, and you’ll find at least one vineyard growing Chardonnay. It’s a wine that can be simple or regal, aged for many years or consumed immediately. So how did Chardonnay become so popular, and why does it sometimes get a bad rap? HISTORY AND WINEMAKING Chardonnay was born in […]

Anderson Valley AVA – California Wine Country’s Neighbors to the North

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Anderson Valley is located in the rolling hills of the coastal region of Mendocino County, about two hours north of San Francisco. Only fifteen miles long, this beautiful valley is home to a unique group of vineyards and wineries producing a broad range of excellent wines including world class Pinot Noir, Sparkling and Alsace Varietals. […]

#6 Wine of 2016: 2012 Marcassin Chardonnay ‘Marcassin Vineyard’

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OUR #6 Wine of 2016 2012 Marcassin ‘Marcassin Vineyard’ Chardonnay  |  Sonoma Coast |  Wine Spectrum 98 Robert Parker 100 POINTS: The 2012 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard, which will probably be released in a few months, displays great minerality, notes of honeysuckle, orange marmalade, poached pear, and white flowers as well as a touch of quince. A wine […]