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97 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The 2018 Chardonnay Banfield Vineyard has tremendous energy and singular expression this vintage. The nose is a kaleidoscope of quince, coriander seed, honeysuckle and pastry, continually changing as it spends time in the glass. The palate balances bursts of juicy preserved citrus character with deeper tones of graphite and almond, its flavors continuing to shift and evolve, and it finishes with exceptional energy and length. Wow!” – The Wine Advocate
This is a spectacular new release – a flawlessly crafted, high energy coastal Chardonnay from one of California’s hottest spots. As bright and refreshing as you could want, it hits with clean, pristine green apple fruits, pears and citrus notes with a hint of that limestone-influenced minerality creeping in on the finish. It’s a fantastic wine for summer, the perfect pair with mixed seafood, summer tomatoes, corn and freshly caught fish.
This champagne is so good, it’s often a staple on the wine lists of Michelin two and three star restaurants. It offers elegant aromatics, pristine fruit and the crisp, mineral finish that screams for food. We loved it so much, we asked Jacques Diebolt to bottle a special cuveé for the restaurant– and he happily agreed, but it sold out like hot cakes this year. So here is old faithful. Just as delicious as I remember it.
This is seriously good, proper Chablis grown on precious Kimmeridgian soil facing Les Blanchots, west of Montée de Tonnerre. Given what’s in the bottle, it’s offered at a shockingly good price. It’s textbook Chablis and unveils itself very slowly in the glass. One of those rare wines that’s different with almost every passing sip – especially as it warms a bit. Consequently, there’s a myriad of flavors that dart to and fro: pineapple, grapefruit, fresh mint, wildflower, wet stone, apple…all delightful and with that famous Chablis cut.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to offer you one of our most anticipated Chardonnays year in and year out. The 2019 came and went, but with lower yields, not much made it over to the states. This year, I made sure we could get our hands on some. This is an unadulterated version of Chardonnay, filled with mineral-laced green-apple/Asian pear aromas and flavors. Bracing acidity provides a super long finish and wonderful food-friendliness. This is a great White Burg. Get it while it lasts!
The 2019 vintage in Burgundy looks to be nothing short of absolutely amazing. Pardon the hyperboles, they’re not mine, but a handful of wine critics have already called it, “possibly the greatest vintage ever, if not the best since 1865.” James Suckling called it ‘Burgundy’s bullseye vintage” that saw, “many breathtakingly exciting wines”. This is a beauty that was actually made by Burgundy’s greatest white wine producer, Domaine Leflaive. They recently purchased Jobeline and will rebrand.. but before they do, their 2019 ‘Allure’ steals the show.
Jean-Claude Janin’s Domaine des Terres de Chatenay estate has 7 hectares of naturally farmed, old-vine Chardonnay with his vines rooted in some of the most mineral soil in all of Burgundy. The resulting wines are electric renditions of white Burgundy, with high-toned, floral aromatics, a deep concentration of green apple and pear fruit and a laser-like finish that is stony, a touch saline and a mile long. The 2021 is an extra notable year – despite a lower than normal yield, the quality across the board in Burgundy is exceptional.
This is about as special as it gets for white wine. My other Leflaive is declassified P-M but this is the real thing from the best White Burgundy producer by far. The Leflaive family’s roots in the region date back to 1717, but the wines rose to prominence under the stewardship of Joseph Leflaive. For decades and decades, they’ve been the top dog in the region – even DRC will tell you who makes the best whites! Their 2020 Puligny-Montrachet is a gorgeous, effortless bottling with a fantastic mineral streak that cuts through the abundant pure citrus fruit.
A large glass is necessary to capture the brilliant aromatics of Talmard’s Macon Uchizy. Aromas of ripe Meyer lemon, peach, honey and mint just blast from the glass upon pouring. The wine takes on weight with aeration, developing flavors of crisp green apple, juicy peach and lemon custard. The finish is long and fresh, so good with food. Roast some salmon, make sweet corn risotto, use it as an aperitif, it’s a great choice for a spring/summer-house white wine.
The 2016 vintage in Napa was nearly perfect for winemaker Kian Tavakoli (Opus One, Clos du Val). With ideal weather all throughout harvest, he crafted the Faustini Money Road Chardonnay off the famous vineyard located in the coveted Oakville AVA. The picturesque vineyard off Oakville Crossroad is platinum rated, known for its ideal combination of soil & climate and the big A list names that routinely source fruit. Kian’s Money Road Chard is still youthful despite having a few years of age, probably as a result of its 18 months of slumber in 1/4 new Oak.
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
“A tasty mix of crisp apple and warm butter and vanilla flavors highlight this medium-bodied and silky textured wine from one of Anderson Valley’s well-established producers. Pippin apple and lemon notes complement the buttery richness.” – Jim Gordon
98 Points, James Suckling
The wine is absolutely gorgeous – more than worthy of the lofty 98-point score it received from James Suckling. The review called the wine, “Energetic and bright with tightness and structure” all of which I find accurate, but it’s also the pristine and weighty fruit with the signature Hyde Vineyard smoky-graphite tones that make this wine so unique.