Tag: Chardonnay

Vinography Images: MOG Check

The first thing you do before you start pressing the Chardonnay? You check for MOG: Material Other than Grapes. Chardonnay

Vinography Images: It Begins

Night harvest at McCrea Vineyard on Sonoma Mountain. The 2021 harvest has begun in a number of places in Northern

Vinography Images: Sunlight Held Together by Water

Ripe chardonnay grapes on the vine are shot through with morning sun at the Hyde Vineyard in California’s Carneros region,

Cold Soul, Warm Heart: The Wines of Alma Fria

There’s one type of article I write here on Vinography that produces equal parts exhilaration and anxiety: when I decide

A Voice From the Fog: Current Releases From Peay Vineyards

There aren’t many wineries in California about whom I can confidently say that I’ve tasted pretty much every wine they’ve

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 4/18/21

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted.

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 3/21/21

Welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted. I’m pleased

topping barrels

Vinography Images: Tight Squeeze

A cellar worker replaces a barrel bung after topping up at the Kistler winery in the town of Forestville. One

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Elevating Chardonnay in the Santa Cruz Mountains

The Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticultural Area stands apart from all other California wine regions both literally and figuratively. As

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/25/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

Solomon Hills Vineyard

Vinography Images: Emerald Hills

Emerald HillsSANTA MARIA, CA: A hillside Chardonnay vineyard shines emerald beneath hills of the same color near Santa Maria, California.

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Vinography Images: The Green Shine

The Green ShineSANTA MARIA, CA: Chardonnay vineyards along the Tepusquet Bench shine with late afternoon light, near Santa Maria, California.

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/23/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

Grapes in a hopper

Vinography Images: Juicy Beginnings

Juicy BeginningsLOMPOC, CA: Chardonnay grapes are dumped into a hopper during crush in the area affectionately known as the Lompoc

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/31/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

Solomon Hills Vineyard

Vinography Images: Hills of Chardonnay

Hills of ChardonnaySANTA MARIA, CA: A hillside Chardonnay vineyard at Solomon Hills Vineyards near Santa Maria, California basks in the

I’ll Drink to That: Winemaker David Ramey

Episode 468 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features winemaker David Ramey, founder and co-owner of

The Brilliance of Canadian Chardonnay

Less than an hour from Buffalo, New York, some of the best Chardonnay I’ve tasted in years is being made,

Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay, Chassagne-Montrachet, Burgundy: Some Current Releases

Burgundy is nothing if not consistent. The unbroken line that the region traces back through thousands of years of winegrowing