The Chardonnay Thread

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Can anyone shed some light on what these Chardy's might be?

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Stella Bella Suckfizzle 2019 - GW96, EL95, SK94 - $49.99 in 6pk @ Wine Experience

Scorpo Eocene Single Vineyard 2019 - JF96, GW95

Bicknell FC Applecross 2018 - CM(WF)/AG95
Tapanappa 1.5m Tiers 2020 - CM(WF)/HH/RJ95, AG/JP94

Brookland Valley Estate 2020 $32.50 in 6pk @ Cellar One (referrals) - October Special


A Force To Reckon With - Chardonnay 6pk $425 @ The Stunned Mullet
  • 2019 Dm. Christophe & Fils. Chablis AC
  • 2019 Felton Road – Bannockburn
  • 2016 Dry River
  • 2018 Pooley – Cooinda Vale
  • 2019 Tolpuddle
  • 2018 Vasse Felix – Heytesbury

  • 2020 Kumeu River Maté's Vineyard – NS100, CD98, VM(RG)97, FV(TP)96, JR17.5
re-stocked @ WineSquare - $88.36 in 6pk

Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Henk 2019 - HH/PE97, TW96-97, JF/SL96, MB94+, TG93/+++
 

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Looking for a WA chardonnay recommendation in the $30-40 price range that I can serve to my Victorian family for Xmas lunch (usually Dexter is the staple). Something light on oaky notes. Looked at reviews on Winefront but couldn’t see much that rated 94 or more. Currently sipping on Stella Bella 2019, which is good, but feel like I could find better. Would love your help!
 

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Looking for a WA chardonnay recommendation in the $30-40 price range that I can serve to my Victorian family for Xmas lunch (usually Dexter is the staple). Something light on oaky notes. Looked at reviews on Winefront but couldn’t see much that rated 94 or more. Currently sipping on Stella Bella 2019, which is good, but feel like I could find better. Would love your help!
I don't mind Upper Reach, small winery in the swan valley. The 2020 tasting notes from the winery says that it's a bit of a throw back, however I don't like heavy oak chardonnay. I find the oak influence subtle and well balanced with the citrus notes.
 

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Looking for a WA chardonnay recommendation in the $30-40 price range that I can serve to my Victorian family for Xmas lunch (usually Dexter is the staple). Something light on oaky notes. Looked at reviews on Winefront but couldn’t see much that rated 94 or more. Currently sipping on Stella Bella 2019, which is good, but feel like I could find better. Would love your help!
Check out Domaine Naturaliste 👌
 

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Looking for a WA chardonnay recommendation in the $30-40 price range that I can serve to my Victorian family for Xmas lunch (usually Dexter is the staple). Something light on oaky notes. Looked at reviews on Winefront but couldn’t see much that rated 94 or more. Currently sipping on Stella Bella 2019, which is good, but feel like I could find better. Would love your help!

The Vasse Felix Chardonnary, or Fraser Gallop Parterre is around the $40 mark
Or the McHenry Hohnen Laterite Hills...
Or the Domaine Naturaliste suggestion above...
 

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  • 2018 Domaine de Montbourgeau Jura L'Etoile - MB95 - $57.65
$25 off $125 orders (+ free delivery) @ Sometimes Always with BIG25 - ends today ACDT - before discount:
  • 2018 Domaine de Montbourgeau L'Etoile $60
  • 2018 Tissot La Mailloche $140

Looking for a WA chardonnay recommendation in the $30-40 price range that I can serve to my Victorian family for Xmas lunch (usually Dexter is the staple). Something light on oaky notes. Looked at reviews on Winefront but couldn’t see much that rated 94 or more. Currently sipping on Stella Bella 2019, which is good, but feel like I could find better. Would love your help!
you have good taste but your eyesight could be better :)
  • 2019 Stella Bella - GW94, HH93 - $23 in 12pk + $15 delivery @ Icnussa Fine Foods

I do love the Artus!
2020 Domaine Naturaliste Artus - JH/AL97, AH96, GW95:
 

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2019 Pyramid Valley Botanical Collection - $116.35 @ United Cellars via Vivino after 15% off with VIVINO15, 5.6% Cashrewards - 6 each - tempting :)
also $140.90 @ The Wine Collective after 8.5% Cashrewards (less $10/$20 voucher) - 3 each


delivered @ cellardoor.co - ends this Sunday:
  • Fine Wine Week Chardonnay Bundle 3pk $120 ($40/bt):
    • 2017 Devil's Lair 9th Chamber
    • 2018 Coldstream Hills Reserve
    • 2017 Penfolds Bin 311
  • 2011 Devil's Lair 9th Chamber $75 [RJ98, JH/DP97, CM(WF)/HH96]
  • 2018 Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard 2018 - JH96, HH95, NS93 - $26.50 singles delivered @ cellardoor.co - ends this Sunday
  • also $20 in 6pk with any (single) purchase e.g. buying 2 singles of it at $26.50, qualifies to add 2x 6pks at $20 :)
 
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I always thought that I'd start a(n aged) riesling thread next after the pinot noir one, given that riesling fanatics like myself probably come second to pinot lovers in terms of their passion for that varietal, and as pinot is to shiraz, so riesling is possibly considered the hip modish low-fi underdog, perhaps the preferred alternative for those who want to be seen as being in the know and enlightened...

However for me somewhat running counter to that, chardonnay displays more complexity, depth and variety, due to its different winemaking techniques, as opposed to the purity of young riesling, not that that necessarily makes it better or worse, just different and what I currently seem to enjoy more :)

Chardonnay's back in flavour
Wine: the annual white burgundy tasting
James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge: the winners are...
For the love of chardonnay

These are my picks from Cellarmasters after paying $10 for a $100 voucher (Groupon referral), 7% Cashrewards, 5% off WISH gift card (note that dispatch can be delayed upon request to avoid hot weather):
Previous vintages have been well-reviewed (eg. JO/CM94) and the 2015 was so enjoyable recently, after current favourite Stonier Reserve 2013, that I considered ordering more from cellardoor.co until this arose​

Cellardoor.co (possible $25 credit):
Dan Murphy's after 3.5% Cashrewards & 5% off WISH:
Other deals elsewhere include:

I always thought that I'd start a(n aged) riesling thread next after the pinot noir one, given that riesling fanatics like myself probably come second to pinot lovers in terms of their passion for that varietal, and as pinot is to shiraz, so riesling is possibly considered the hip modish low-fi underdog, perhaps the preferred alternative for those who want to be seen as being in the know and enlightened...

However for me somewhat running counter to that, chardonnay displays more complexity, depth and variety, due to its different winemaking techniques, as opposed to the purity of young riesling, not that that necessarily makes it better or worse, just different and what I currently seem to enjoy more :)

Chardonnay's back in flavour
Wine: the annual white burgundy tasting
James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge: the winners are...
For the love of chardonnay

These are my picks from Cellarmasters after paying $10 for a $100 voucher (Groupon referral), 7% Cashrewards, 5% off WISH gift card (note that dispatch can be delayed upon request to avoid hot weather):
Previous vintages have been well-reviewed (eg. JO/CM94) and the 2015 was so enjoyable recently, after current favourite Stonier Reserve 2013, that I considered ordering more from cellardoor.co until this arose​

Cellardoor.co (possible $25 credit):
Dan Murphy's after 3.5% Cashrewards & 5% off WISH:
Other deals elsewhere include:
Thanks for this valuable thread from another chardonnay drinker! Cheers
 

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