2011 Chardonnay Buffet Underway!!

Looking over the recent deliveries, the shelves & the orders: Wow the Chardonnay top is looking good this week!!  The sun made a brief appearance, spring shall be soon - that means all the distributor tastings and new introductions @ TWH.  We don't follow scores during the tasting and buying process, this saves me research time; I have looked into these and am proud of how well they drank - notes listed below were taken from WS and WA. 

Quite obviously some of these are in limited quantities yet many are not - simply straight forward great California Chardonnays!!  (For the more adventurous, following the "I believe in Matt" mantra, we have a 92 point Argentine chardonnay coming in - approx. $22-24 on the shelf.)  Well sit there and salivate or go ahead and put some salmon on the Barbee - and let us know what your favorites are. The usual suspects are still here everyday but seriously.... doesn't this just seem too cool right now?

#Paul Hobbs “Crossbarn” (91 pts, $30); #Talley Arroyo (91, $30) & possible #Rincon (94pts, $45); #Rudd Bacigalupi (94-96pts, $70); #Kesner Old Vines (90+, $51); #Lewis 2009 soon (92pts, $51); #Ridge Santa Cruz Mt. Estate 2007 (93pts, about $50); #Vine Cliff (91pts, $42); #Barnett Sangiacomo (90pts, $35); #Dumol (92pts, $63); and the ever present ZD, Talbott Logan, #Cakebread, CH. #Montalena, Stag's Leap Karia,& Mt Eden Arroyo faithful!  (Kistler is request only) Whew – just a start to the season!

For the "Red wine is the only wine" fans: We still have a couple bottles each of the 2007 California presell!! #Shafer 1.5 07 Cab; #Chappellet "Pritchard Hill" 07 Cab; #Larkmead 07 Cab; Ch. #Montalena 07 Cab; #Paul Hobbs Napa 07 Cab!!  These, of course, are on a first come first serve basis.

In fact, the 2008 Plumpjack just came in today!!   Ciao Matt