Category Archives: Chardonnay

2016 Rowlee Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay

Rowlee?  I have no idea where the name originated…and…it doesn’t matter.  The wine speaks for itself.  What must be highlighted is the vineyard sits at the same level as if you were three parts the way up Mount Wellington/Kunanyi in … Continue reading

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2016 Robert Stein Mudgee Reserve Chardonnay

This may cost me dearly, but I had not heard of Robert Stein or his wines until I received an email from Dave Cummings of Define Wine.  Apart from the name, the other thing about this wine that poked my … Continue reading

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2015 Stargazer Tasmania Chardonnay

I hear and read so often about how Chardonnay is making a ‘comeback’.  I don’t agree with this statement.  It has always been around (it’s the most widely planted white grape in the country) but it copped a bit of … Continue reading

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Sew and Sew Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Showcase

I have mentioned previously how it’s been great to discover smaller wine producers and this is another you really need to get to know.  Viticulturist, Jodi Armstrong and Sydney based Andrew Mason have formed a partnership that is producing some … Continue reading

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2014 De Bortoli Regional Reserve Chardonnay

I feel sorry for Chardonnay.  It copped some flak a few years ago for being too oaky and buttery.  When some of these types of Chardonnays developed over time they became flabby and horrible (for want of a better word). … Continue reading

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2015 Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

You know a winery is serious about producing quality, ultra-premium (buzz word) Chardonnay when they go to the trouble to find the precise location to grow the grapes to make that ‘distinquished’ wine.  Petulama is that type of winery. There … Continue reading

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2014 Wines for Joanie Chardonnay

The Wines for Joanie twitter bio reads, “Two Queenslanders in Tassie growing grapes, making wine & having fun doing it.”  Good on them I say. What it doesn’t say is, Andrew & Prue O’Shanesy were cattle and crop farmers in Queensland … Continue reading

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