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i4C 2017: Chardonnays of Note and Surprise

11 Feb 2018

 My podcast host and I spoke much about the i4C because of his love for Chardonnay – as many know it is not exactly my grape of choice, but I know what I like and I understand what others do as well (having many friends and a wife who dig on Chardonnay) … here is my list of the most interesting wines of the Flights of Chardonnay evening:

Feel free to click through to the full review of the wine
--- See the links to the i4C 2017 Podcasts at the end of this post ---

Canada, Ontario
Adamo 2016 Chardonnay, Sogno Unoaked (*** ½+)
Bachelder 2015 Chardonnay, Niagara (*** ½+)
Jackson-Triggs 2016 Chardonnay Reserve (****)
Peller Estates 2015 Chardonnay, Private Reserve (*** ½+)

Canada, Quebec
Domaine St. Jacques 2015 Chardonnay Reserve (*** ½ )


Austria
Esterhazy 2015 Chardonnay Leithaberg (*** ½+)

Chile
Cremaschi Furlotti 2016 Chardonnay Reserve (*** ½)
Emiliana Organic Winery 2016 Chardonnay, Novas (*** ½)
Maycas del Limari 2015 Chardonnay Reserva Especial (*** ½+)
Vinas Ventisquero 2015 Chardonnay, Grey Single Block (*** ½+)

France, Burgundy
Domaine Berger-Rive 2015 Manoir de Mercey, Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune ‘Clos des Dames’ (****)
Domaine Laroche 2015 Chablis Saint Martin (****)

New Zealand
Borthwick Vineyard 2016 Chardonnay, Wairarapa (*** ½+)
Invivo 2016 Chardonnay, Gisborne (****)

Spain
Jean Leon 2016 Chardonnay 3055 (*** ½+)
Miguel Torres 2014 Chardonnay, Sons of Pradas (****)

USA, California
DeLoach 2013 OFS Chardonnay (*** ½)
Hahn 2015 Chardonnay (*** ½+)

Uruguay
Familia Traversa 2016 Chardonnay (*** ½)

 

Podcasts ...

Talkin' i4C 2017 (episode 53)
Talkin' i4C Wrap-Up (episode 56)

 

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