EP 574 Time To Look At Serious Chardonnay After A Huge Win

The Jets romp the Rams and so Gary is excited and this is the perfect time for him to try some serious Chardonnay wines from California and see what he thinks!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Truchard ChardonnaySonoma Chardonnay
2005 Chasseur Russian River ChardonnaySonoma Chardonnay
2006 Sbragia Chardonnay Gamble RanchNapa Chardonnay

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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Luca Bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘I’m going to Foxboro on my anniversary night…Big shout out to Lizzie’

Positive vibes after massive Jets victory. Good wines, good show.

Tags: chardonnay, napa, review, Sonoma, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • Nik

    QOTD – For an American chardonnay, I really enjoyed the Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains 2005. For worldwide it is the Louis Carillon 2004 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières or a Louis Nie Meursault 2002.

  • Nik

    QOTD – For an American chardonnay, I really enjoyed the Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains 2005. For worldwide it is the Louis Carillon 2004 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières or a Louis Nie Meursault 2002.

  • B-727

    Best: Montelena and Hansel
    Worst: a hot, out of balance “Pacific Ridge”
    Cheap reds — maybe okay. Cheap Chards, usually terrible (to me)

  • B-727

    Best: Montelena and Hansel
    Worst: a hot, out of balance “Pacific Ridge”
    Cheap reds — maybe okay. Cheap Chards, usually terrible (to me)

  • http://www.dadekianphoto.com/ David Dadekian

    QOTD: I’ve been way, way, way off Chardonnay lately, but I think the last one I had that I liked was from Benziger.

  • http://www.dadekianphoto.com/ David Dadekian

    QOTD: I’ve been way, way, way off Chardonnay lately, but I think the last one I had that I liked was from Benziger.

  • Clemclone

    QOTD Iron Horse makes both and un-oaked and an oaked chard but I love the oaked version. Very light on the oak and great acid. Runs about $22. I tasted a Firestone Vinyards from the Los Olivos area and it was like drinking popcorn butter. Start, mid, and finsh. Over oaked butter bomb!

  • Clemclone

    QOTD Iron Horse makes both and un-oaked and an oaked chard but I love the oaked version. Very light on the oak and great acid. Runs about $22. I tasted a Firestone Vinyards from the Los Olivos area and it was like drinking popcorn butter. Start, mid, and finsh. Over oaked butter bomb!

  • Todd

    I like the 2007 Trinity Hill Hawkes bay… and Bret bros wines are very good… and the Concha y Toro terrunyo chard was a surprise.

  • Todd

    I like the 2007 Trinity Hill Hawkes bay… and Bret bros wines are very good… and the Concha y Toro terrunyo chard was a surprise.

  • http://www.bobodonnell.com/ Bobo36

    newton unfiltered – white label.

    good show.

  • http://www.bobodonnell.com Bobo36

    newton unfiltered – white label.

    good show.

  • El Borracho

    One of the best California chards for the money Cambria “Kathrines Vineyard”. Love chardonnay but good chard now days is very pricey and price does not reflect quality. Joseph Swan estate RRV and Cameron in Oregon great American chards but Burgundy is still the King and there’s nothing like Pouilly Fuise to put a smile on your face.

  • El Borracho

    One of the best California chards for the money Cambria “Kathrines Vineyard”. Love chardonnay but good chard now days is very pricey and price does not reflect quality. Joseph Swan estate RRV and Cameron in Oregon great American chards but Burgundy is still the King and there’s nothing like Pouilly Fuise to put a smile on your face.

  • http://Winelibrary.com/ CraigG

    My favorite Chard I had this year was a half bottle of the Jadot Batard Montrachet 2002. The stuff was just awesome.
    I can’t say I remember a bad white that sticks out in my head, but I have a bad red. Opus One’s second wine, “Overture” 2003, had the most bitter tannins I have ever tasted. Worst wine I ever drank, ever. And I paid $35.00 for it when I went to Napa.

  • http://Winelibrary.com CraigG

    My favorite Chard I had this year was a half bottle of the Jadot Batard Montrachet 2002. The stuff was just awesome.
    I can’t say I remember a bad white that sticks out in my head, but I have a bad red. Opus One’s second wine, “Overture” 2003, had the most bitter tannins I have ever tasted. Worst wine I ever drank, ever. And I paid $35.00 for it when I went to Napa.

  • MattUD

    Are we no longer changing the wine world? Haven’t had that much Chard this year, not enough to definitively pick a best and worst.

  • MattUD

    Are we no longer changing the wine world? Haven’t had that much Chard this year, not enough to definitively pick a best and worst.

  • http://www.trocard.fr/pages/accueil.php Kristen

    I like Truchard’s wines. They pretty much always produce quality.

    QOTD: Although I’ve gotten away from chards to try other things, I think my favorite was 2003 Domaine Cristian Moreau Chablis 1er Cru. I love minerality! My least favorite? Yellowtail. Just not my style!

  • http://www.trocard.fr/pages/accueil.php Kristen

    I like Truchard’s wines. They pretty much always produce quality.

    QOTD: Although I’ve gotten away from chards to try other things, I think my favorite was 2003 Domaine Cristian Moreau Chablis 1er Cru. I love minerality! My least favorite? Yellowtail. Just not my style!

  • JayZee

    QOTD: I don’t drink much Chardonnay – never really have to be honest. I don’t hate it, but it doesn’t ever thrill me. The Truchard sounds good though. I did have a 2004 Chateau Montelena that was decent, although still a little too buttery for my palate. I think the best one I had this year was the the Four Vines Naked Chardonnay.

  • JayZee

    QOTD: I don’t drink much Chardonnay – never really have to be honest. I don’t hate it, but it doesn’t ever thrill me. The Truchard sounds good though. I did have a 2004 Chateau Montelena that was decent, although still a little too buttery for my palate. I think the best one I had this year was the the Four Vines Naked Chardonnay.

  • AaronB

    QOTD: I only had 2 chardonnays this year. They were both pretty good, so it wouldn’t be fair to categorize one as the best and the other the worst.

  • AaronB

    QOTD: I only had 2 chardonnays this year. They were both pretty good, so it wouldn’t be fair to categorize one as the best and the other the worst.

  • yowens

    My favorite chards this year have been sone acidic ones from Burgundy and Chablis.

  • yowens

    My favorite chards this year have been sone acidic ones from Burgundy and Chablis.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Good show. Too bad on the overoaking…. still not my thing either. QOTD: Probably one from Icicle Ridge Winery. Im big on them….yes theyre from my state! 😛

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Good show. Too bad on the overoaking…. still not my thing either. QOTD: Probably one from Icicle Ridge Winery. Im big on them….yes theyre from my state! 😛

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Magnien White Burgundy, really nicely balanced, with oak and acidity.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Magnien White Burgundy, really nicely balanced, with oak and acidity.

  • http://www.ufcwarriors.com/ D

    I have a Superbowl XXXVI Newport Vineyards wine bottle says GO PATRIOTS on the label. Does anybody know of this and know how much it would be worth or how many were produced?!??!??!!!!!!!!
    Any input would be appreciated

  • http://www.ufcwarriors.com D

    I have a Superbowl XXXVI Newport Vineyards wine bottle says GO PATRIOTS on the label. Does anybody know of this and know how much it would be worth or how many were produced?!??!??!!!!!!!!
    Any input would be appreciated

  • EDISON

    Hi there: i do agree with gary on the third wine. i took the wine class at SOMMELIER SOCIETY OF AMERICA in nyc 2009. even though i passed the final exam. i have a very difficulty when it comes to describe wines. english is my second language that's why.
    I started watching the show january 3rd 2010 it's been only 2 days and a like it a lot. one thing we have in common is those wines after 2 glasses i have a headache but i love chards.
    thank you for the show you're doing a wonderful job keep it up thanks

  • John__J

    Qotd: The ones made from wine and not from a 2×4 dunked in butter

  • Anonymous

    Have tried Truchard, and Sbragia, both have been good. QOTD-Pessagno Sleepy Hollow Vineyard and Alban Viognier http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    90/100

    line of the day – ‘I’m going to Foxboro on my anniversary night…Big shout out to Lizzie’

    Positive vibes after massive Jets victory. Good wines, good show.

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