2015 Adele, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

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Press and Tasting Notes

Adele Chardonnay comes from an exclusive 10-acre block in the well-known Vine Hill Road region of Russian River, a source of some of the best Chardonnay produced in California. Kistler is not only embedded in the Vine Hill region, but the Vine Hill Vineyard literally surrounds the winery!  A steal at this price and one of the best value Cal ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured March 05, 2018

THE REVIEW

Adele Chardonnay has been our best-selling domestic Chardonnay for the past five years. This Sonoma sensation is the newly released 2015 Adele Chardonnay. If this were the Oscars, Adele would get Best Picture!
From grilled prawns atop spaghetti squash drizzled with herbed butter to an arugula salad with scattered pecans and goat cheese, your Tuesday night dinner just got a whole lot better!
As in vintages, this Adele is predominantly Vine Hill Road sourced fruit, which draws premier producers to the region. In fact, one of the most iconic California Chardonnay producers, Kistler, not only produces a Vine Hill cuvee, but a bird's eye view would reveal that Kistler is surround by the Vine Hill Vineyard itself!
    
Adele boasts apple, pear, hints of toasted butter and great acidity, which frame this smooth and full-bodied Chardonnay. Mild and well-integrated oak allows the minerality to shine through.
It's not often we get excited about a $20 Chardonnay, but this is a gift from the Sonoma Coast.  
Enjoy!
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Varietal

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape grown throughout the world.  The most prized Chardonnay growing regions are Burgundy, Champagne and California.  The Chardonnays of Burgundy tend to produce dry, elegant wines wit ... Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »