Tag: Chardonnay

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

open box of wine

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

box of wine

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

The Wines of Rully on a Wednesday Morning

Press trips like the one I’m on are not exactly the vacations that my friends and many readers imagine them

Giaconda Winery, Beechworth, Australia: Current Releases

I’m an armchair student of geology. There was a time when I thought I was going to be a mineralogist.

Vinography Images: The Sphere

The Sphere Grape or sculpture? I might just pay money for a handblown glass lamp resembling this luminous sphere of

Top Wines of Sonoma: Tasting Notes from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Two weeks ago, under idyllic clear skies, I joined about 700 other wine lovers to wander around a winery lawn

2007 Morgan “Metallico” Chardonnay, Monterey

It’s not a huge leap from veterinary medicine to winemaking, and that leap is made even shorter when you’re enrolled

Vinography Images: Light Through Grapes

Light Through Grapes In a miraculous chemistry shared with so many bounties of the natural world, grapes take the light