Settled in with Jason Coleman of to begin the live blogging part of the Wine Bloggers Conference. Today we're looking at whites and reds, speed dating style.

What will we be tasting, I have no idea! Looking forward to it though.

2009 Calnatural Chardonnay 13%  Mendocino in tetrapak. Organically grown.

Vaniila, almond, smoke, little orange and pear frut. Modest wine with some slick glycerin on the palate simple if plump fruit on the mid-palate, has some sweetness yo it but very lightly so. Modest finish. Good acidity, easy to transport so a nice picnic option. 83pts

Comes in .5L and 1L, $6.99 and $12.99 respectively. A cabernet is also in the line-up, from Paso.

NV Cliff Family Climber Chardonnay  California 14.1% $17/1.5L

In an easy carry pack, about a month of shelflife.

Clean and floral with a little yeast and lees ageing  influence obvious. Very fresh in th emouth, bright acid, touch lean, some sweet pear fruit on the palate, hint of jammy citrus, lessy top notes. Nice snappy finsih, decent length. Light and fresh and very easy to enjoy. 84pts

2009 Chardonnay Clos Pegase Mitsuke's Vineyard Carneros Napa14.1% $24

Sandlewood and candle wax on the nose with deeply toasted nut tones and a little leesy acacia.  Smooth and rich up front, nice acidity right out of the gate adding vibrance and cut, still has the full malo feel, but with nice citrus elements, backend turns more toasty with a touch of vanilla and toast induced spice on the finale. Good length. Vines planted for 15 years so first vintage was probably 1998ish.