Donelan

Nancie Sonoma County Chardonnay

9.111 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Bryce Wiatrak

A lovely, unctuous expression of Sonoma Chardonnay - cereal grains, peach skin, lemon blossom. A bit reductive - nicely structured.

A lovely, unctuous expression of Sonoma Chardonnay - cereal grains, peach skin, lemon blossom. A bit reductive - nicely structured.

May 6th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

First winery on day two in Sonoma was Donelan Family Wines in Santa Rosa with Meredith. First up was the Nancie Chardonnay which is named after Tripp and Cushing's grandmother. It is made up of 100% Chardonnay from four vineyards with Sonoma County. The first two are from on top of Sonoma Mountain, then the third is from 30+ year old vines in the Russian River Valley and the last is from Green Valley. Aged for 10 months in 20% new French oak. 1,947 cases produced.

Medium to light golden yellow. Creamy nose with lemon curd, red apples, vanilla beans and a touch of stoniness in the finish. Medium plus acidity (7/10) with a lean medium body. Crisp attack on the palate with some yellow tree and stone fruits and a little bit of a creamy texture. A touch sharp in the medium plus finish. Drink till 2022.

$$ - Tasted at the winery. Retail price is $48.00.

First winery on day two in Sonoma was Donelan Family Wines in Santa Rosa with Meredith. First up was the Nancie Chardonnay which is named after Tripp and Cushing's grandmother. It is made up of 100% Chardonnay from four vineyards with Sonoma County. The first two are from on top of Sonoma Mountain, then the third is from 30+ year old vines in the Russian River Valley and the last is from Green Valley. Aged for 10 months in 20% new French oak. 1,947 cases produced.

Medium to light golden yellow. Creamy nose with lemon curd, red apples, vanilla beans and a touch of stoniness in the finish. Medium plus acidity (7/10) with a lean medium body. Crisp attack on the palate with some yellow tree and stone fruits and a little bit of a creamy texture. A touch sharp in the medium plus finish. Drink till 2022.

$$ - Tasted at the winery. Retail price is $48.00.

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Lovely, balanced Chardonnay.

Lovely, balanced Chardonnay.

Jun 29th, 2016
Bryan Kesting

Turkey hunting with the guys. After cocktails a few wines to finish the evening.

Turkey hunting with the guys. After cocktails a few wines to finish the evening.

Apr 27th, 2019
Peter Montoleone

Very enjoyable. Not a big buttery chard.

Very enjoyable. Not a big buttery chard.

Feb 28th, 2019
Sanford Peisner

Nice forward fruit. Silky smooth. Not over Oakes, well balanced and delicious

Nice forward fruit. Silky smooth. Not over Oakes, well balanced and delicious

Dec 22nd, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

Henrik had this 5 years ago

Henrik had this 5 years ago

Aug 26th, 2017
Drew Dodson

Drew had this 5 years ago

Drew had this 5 years ago

May 3rd, 2017
Mark Blandford

Mark had this 3 years ago

Mark had this 3 years ago

Sep 28th, 2019
Dean Butler

Dean had this 3 years ago

Dean had this 3 years ago

Apr 19th, 2019