Chardonnay
Read what leading publications have written about this wine.

Wine Spectator

(July 2014)

2012 Chardonnay: "Juicy, with complex pear, white peach, nectarine and white flowers."

Top Value
Rated 88 Points

Santé Magazine

(May 2009)

2007 Chardonnay: "Apricot and peach pit aromas with peach and citrus flavors; full bodied and balanced with a long, citrusy finish.'

The Capital

(January 2009)

2007 Chardonnay: "This is an excellent value in the Chardonnay category. Pineapple and citrus aromas with ripe tropical fruit flavors and a touch of vanilla."

East Valley Tribune

(December 2008)

2007 Chardonnay: "The Shark continues to win friends and influence wine drinkers with his imminently drinkable and affordable wines, this one from an area known for knockout Chardonnay. The long growing season here imparts marine-mineral nuance and ripe tropical fruit. The smooth palate and rich fruit speaks of California's bounty. Enjoy with your own holiday spread."

Wine Enthusiast

(September 2008)

2006 Chardonnay: "Editor's Choice. The Australian golf legend now makes wine in California. Compared to your usual fruity Chard, this one's lean and minerally and high in acidity. But it's very clean, with tantalizing suggestions of lemon meringue and Key lime pie, and actually has a lot going for it."

Rated 87 Points

Colorado Wine News

(July-September 2008)

2006 Chardonnay: "Aromas and flavors of oak, lots of cream, sweet apple, and carambmola, which finish long, and medium-broad. Well put together. Tasty."

Santé Magaine

(July/August 2008)

2006 Chardonnay: "The vanilla, lemon peel, and butter on the nose are also present on the palate, creating a pleasant marmalade-on-toast character; not overly heavy."

The Capital

(July 2008)

2006 Chardonnay: "Pineapple and citrus aromas followed by tropical fruit, oak and spice flavors. From Santa Barbara County, it is a great value."

Wine Spectator

(July 2008)

2006 Chardonnay: "Sleek, with vibrant green apple, lemon, citrus and nectarine flavors that are crisp and refreshing, with a clean aftertaste. Drink now."

Rated 86 Points

The Forum

(April 2008)

2006 Chardonnay: "An exceptional wine whose aroma is over-flowing with vanilla, melon, clove, honey and spice. The flavor prominently displays apple, orange blossom, vanilla and the typical summer fruits that are an integral part of Chardonnay from Santa Barbara County. The summer fruits and apple carry over to the very long and complex finish and are complimented with hints of tropical fruits. The wine also has that soft, velvet, buttery mouthfeel... Near perfect Chardonnay..."

Wine Spectator

(April 2008)

2005 Chardonnay: "California Values at a Glance."

Rated 86 Points

Wine Spectator

(December 2005)

2004 Chardonnay: "The core green apple flavors are crisp, clean and flinty, without using oak as a crutch. The pure fruit flavors stay fresh and lively, and end on a cleansing note. Drink now."

Rated 85 Points

Wine News

(Oct/Nov 2005)

2004 Chardonnay: "Crisp scents of green apple, white peach and minerals. Juicy flavors of peach and Granny Smith apple have a touch of creaminess. Sweet pineapple notes in the close."

Rated 85 Points

News & Record

(January 2007)

2004 Chardonnay: "When heads of state come to dinner, White House dishes out only the best... Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford has done a great job of serving American food... some of the wine choices include boutique labels not widely available such as Greg Norman Chardonnay."

Chile Pepper Magazine

(October 2006)

2004 Chardonnay: "The fresh flavor of the Red Onion Chutney demands a bright-tasting wine. Try the 2004 Greg Norman California Estates Chardonnay."

Sports Illustrated

(April 2006)

2004 Chardonnay: "The Tour's combination doubles the number of wines available with connections to professional golf, thus creating a wine category. Greg Norman was the first golfer to get into the business in the mid-90's. Included on the list of recommended golf wines: 2004 Greg Norman California Estates Chardonnay."

Midwest Wine Connection

(April 2006)

2004 Chardonnay: "Crisp, clean, well-crafted and refreshing Chablis-styled, oak-free, all-purpose dry white wine with a long lively finish, superb with Quiche." - John Breitlow

Rated 90 Points

Vintage Experiences

(March 2006)

2004 Chardonnay: "Superb fruit with an aroma of squash, bright citrus fruit, and hints of complexity from barrel aging. But at the wine's core is lovely complexity that's not at all clumsy or soft. Pair this excellent wine with lighter seafood dishes." - Dan Berger

Colorado Wine News

(Jan-Mar 2006)

2004 Chardonnay: "Shows well-toasted oak on the nose before flavors of green apple, lemon, lemon peel and well-toasted oak which finish medium-long."

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