Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

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Top Super Premium Chardonnay Tasted 7/2013

6. Topel Chardonnay Classique Mendocino (2010)

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Aromatically tight and narrow with a decidedly lemon oil nose that has a slightly floral almost lemon verbena top note. Tense in the mouth with almost a little Chablis character with a touch of stones on the midpalate contrasted against the core of fresh pineapple and lime fruit. There’s a touch of autolytic character on the back end followed by a long finish with excellent tension though perhaps a touch evolved with a hint of wood tannin and toast on the finale. 92pts
 
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  • 917215ScottAdams56 I'm a fan of the 2008 Gundlach Bundschu Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast. Comes very close to comparable with Rombauer, my all-time favorite for the oakey/buttery chards.


  • 1319886Mauikim Are these wines available in n atlanta?


  • 1298842Jerry Airheart I've tasted the La Crema Chardonnay and they are excellent choices.


  • 1061054MrClogg Though it is not a California Chardonnay, I'd would like to give credit to an incredibly good Chardonnay from New York's Benmarl winery, in the Hudson Valley. Their 2011 Apis Chardonnay, which underwent a brief maceration and minimal oak, creates a rich, full bodied cool climate Chardonnay comparable to a lot of the great Californian chardonnays.



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