Category Archives: Chardonnay

Truchard Vineyards: Another Year of Outstanding Wine

It’s no surprise that I’m a Truchard fan. I’ve written about them and even nominated the winery as one of America’s best for the Daily Meal. It’s true that I like the people behind the winery, but even if I didn’t, their wines are fabulous and for some strange reason,...

Virginia Wine Great #1: Linden Vineyards

My recent trip to Virginia wine country wasn’t a maiden voyage — I’d been there about 2 years ago and had been impressed with most of what I saw. At that point, this was a region on the cusp of something special. There were top players like Barboursville and King Family who could...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 130 — CA Pinot with Jim Morris of MacPhail Family Wines

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_130__CA_Pinot_with_Jim_Morris_of_MacPhail_Family_Wines.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:11:13 — 65.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode we talk with Jim Morris of MacPhail Family Wines. We discuss a lot of stuff with our old friend and one of the nicest guys in Sonoma. Topics range from: The...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 120 — Margaret River, Australia

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/120_Ep__120_Margaret_River_Australia.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:26 — 37.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSFor Australia Day, we revisit this amazing continent and one of its finest wine gems — Margaret River. As Australia emerges from its post-critter wine era, the country is in need of a reset....

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 097 — Versatile Valentine’s Day Wines

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/97_Ep_097__Versatile_Valentine_Wines.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:03 — 26.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSWant a wine that will last from salad to entrée to cheese course? This week we discuss eight versatile wines that will carry you through your Valentine’s meal (except dessert — you need a...

West Coast Wine Round-Up: 7 Mostly Solid Wines

I’ve been catching up on samples sent to me from a bunch of West Coast (of the US) wineries and thought I’d do a round up, rather than individual posts. It was a mixed bag but overall, the whites were far better than the reds for value and for quality....

Audio Wine Review 003: 2011 Truchard Chardonnay from Carneros in Napa

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/WineReview003_TruchardChardonnay.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:35 — 3.9MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSI love a crisp Chardonnay and Carneros, in southern Napa, usually delivers! This is a great wine, as you’ll hear us describe… Download it on iTunes or click this link to the mini audio...