Tag Archives: Chardonnay

The Harmony of Wine and Music

One of the most satisfying things in life is pairing great foods with great wines. Doesn’t it satisfy your ego when you have found the right wine for a meal you created or chose an amazing wine at a nice restaurant? It really is fantastic! But how about if we go one step further? Many of the words you would

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Ankida Ridge Vineyards Chardonnay 2013 (Virginia)

There is something exciting about an adventurous car ride through Virginia’s back roads and then conquering a challenging drive up the side of a mountain that makes reaching this winery even more worthwhile. Then you sample the wines here and realize they are just as heavenly as the views from the tasting room. That nectar seems to taste so much

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Newton Napa Valley Unfiltered Chardonnay 2011

Caution: Addicting Chardonnay Ahead! You now have fair warning before proceeding through the sensual flavors of this wine. In the glass, straw colored with a golden hue. Aroma’s of dried apricot, tangerine, citrus blossom, and hints of honeysuckle. Full bodied across the palate, silky, with medium acidity. Rich flavors of ripe apricot, white peach, tropical fruit, with notes of fig

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Pippin Hill Farm Chardonnay Reserve 2014

A Chardonnay as amazing as the view from the winery itself can sometimes be hard to find but not in the Charlottesville, Virginia area.  Pippin Hill Farm is just southwest of Charlottesville and has magnificent mountain views from the winery restaurant, patio, and garden area. The perfect place to bring the family, meet with friends, or even have a wedding!

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Thirty Bench Small Lot Chardonnay 2012

This is one of the most popular stops on the Beamsville Bench near Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Thirty Bench Winery is very rustic from the outside with beautiful views of the town of Beamsville and Lake Ontario. But the inside of the winery is very upscale and sophisticated with hardwood floors and lots of tasting tables. You just get

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Hoopla Napa Valley Unoaked Chardonnay 2012

A wonderful Chardonnay that you won’t have to jump through hoops to enjoy! Very rich in mouth-feel with pleasing depth and character. Aromas and flavors of bright pear, sweet apple, and citrus. Hints of honey and vanilla evolve on the long, refreshing finish. The abundant fruit makes this Chardonnay seem off-dry but it does have a crisp style. Unoaked so

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Trius at Hillebrand Sparkling Brut (non-vintage)

After tasting this sparkling wine tonight from Trius Winery at Hillebrand in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada, I look for reasons to drink sparkling wine much more often! I bought this bottle from my last visit to Trius Winery last summer and it was definitely worth the wait. Great sparkling and great memories from a winery that loves to please the public palate.

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