2015 Kalinda "Reserve" Sonoma County Chardonnay SKU #1267309


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Tasting Notes

We can tell you this much: our Kalinda private label hooks you up with awesome wine at a fraction of what you'd otherwise pay for this exact same wine under its normal label. While we have to remain quiet about the source of this beauty, we can tell you that it sells elsewhere at a much higher premium. Get it while it lasts.

Staff Reviews

  • Daniel Maas
    By: Daniel Maas
    K&L Staff Member
    California Chardonnay was my entry into the world of wine. Growing up, my mother's middle name might as well have been ROMBAUER. Flash forward to today, and I still have a soft spot for what has become a fairly controversial style of wine. Some hate it, but I LOVE IT. That feeling is especially easy to come by when tasting the 2015 vintage of our own Kalinda Chard. Just the right amount of oak gives this the weight I delight in, allowing me to really relish in the complex layers of creamy vanilla and toasty hazelnut. This is simply gorgeous!
  • Jim Barr
    By: Jim Barr
    K&L Staff Member
    After several decades of assisting, evaluating, and helping to select many of our private label varietals, I am still, to a certain extinct anymore, fascinated by from what wineries and where some of these great wines are coming, many of which are highly allocated to you and expensive wines under the winery’s label. The juice from this exceptional Chardonnay Gem came from vineyards mostly out of the Sonoma Coast appellation, but was produced for us from a Pritchard Hill winery that was established in 1966. This is stunning Chardonnay, maybe one of the best that we have had under the Kalinda label, with well-defined cinnamon apple to white peach to nectarine aromas with just a hint of supporting vanilla, creamy oak notes, all of which carries over to this viscous, amazingly structured, focused Chardonnay Gem with a note of slate-like mineral undertone, and a mouthwatering finish. A great Chardonnay Gem from an established great Chardonnay producer for us that The Bean has ordered for me to bring home cases of, for our regular enjoyment for the next two to four years. Great Value! DON'T MISS IT!!! ***** 14.5% ABV *****
    Drink from 2016 to 2020
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    This is an outright impressive Chardonnay made by a very reputable producer in Napa, though the fruit is mostly Sonoma Coast. It’s made in exactly the style that I like — meticulously balanced with an emphasis on freshness. It has generous flavors of quince and pear, while maintaining a firm and creamy texture with good subtle acidity. This is incredible quality for the price.
  • Dave Genevro
    By: Dave Genevro
    K&L Staff Member
    This might just be my favorite Kalinda label Chardonnay to date. The oak is very balanced and integrated, which adds great character to the wine. The fruit has a real lovely fleshy character, purity and good weight while the long, but not over-done richness sails along the palate. Also, the acids are quite focused and lively. I would love to see this wine again in two years time to see how it has evolved. A great job by whoever made this Chardonnay bottling for us all to enjoy!
    Top Value!


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