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Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay 2014 Wine Review

Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 23

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2015-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Medium Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Tom Gore Vineyards

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Lovely balance, refreshment and richness in this Californian Chardonnay. Aromas of peach, green apple and vanilla spice. Beautifully balanced, rich and round. Pair with roast chicken or turkey.

Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, turkey tetrazzini, roast lemon duck..

Remarkable Roast Chicken Wine

This Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay 2014 was reviewed on May 15, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 381079
  • $16.06 
  • 4,067 bottles
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Reviews and Ratings

Donna Hargrove rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

An enticing aroma beckons with smooth flavours of pear and apple. Delicious and buttery on the tongue, this Chardonnay finishes with a medium acidity. This would be lovely with roast pork and apples.
Tasted July 24, 2016
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Tasting this for the second time after 6 mos. and still love it! A California Chard with a fresh nose of green apple and ripe Bartlett pears. The luscious palate amps up the ripe pear and adds brown sugar, vanilla, buttered toast and a hint of lime. Full-bodied, satiny mouthfeel and long ripe pear finish. Terrific value!
Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

I love a buttery Chardonnay with a hint of oak and this one from California's Alexander Valley fits the bill. Pineapple, pear and vanilla on the nose followed with flavours of light citrus, tropical fruit and butterscotch. Medium acidity makes it a great partner to pair with your turkey dinner or roast pork. Tasted March 2017.
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This California chard displays notes of green apple, pear, buttered bread, pineapple and lemon. It has a creamy mouthfeel,is medium bodied with well balanced acidity. Tropical fruit, butter and lemon flavours on the finish. This wine will pair well with roast chicken,pork or turkey. A great wine for Thanksgiving dinner.
Carola Price rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Clear and pale gold. Nose is a bit alcoholic but there is lime, pear and smoke. In the mouth is a very solid, if not too typical California Chardonnay of a certain price point. Butter, peach, vanilla, some tropical fruit, some citrus and medium bodied with some great acidity to balance the fruit.
Pair with Mexican food and enjoy on a patio.
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Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A lovely sipper. The oak is almost too much but then the ultra ripe fruit and mouthwatering acidity kick in. Think tropical fruit and baked apple here. 89 points (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Apple, touch of golden raisin, spot of cream, and buttered popcorn. Flavour is rich with a flavour of dried golden fruits, honey, and lemon. Pretty and not overpowering. I would pair with a creamy potatoes au gratin.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Medium lemon with some viscosity on the glass. Rich and creamy mouthfeel with butter, toasted almonds, and tropical fruit. Refreshing acidity wakes the palate and preps for more!
Some warming alcohol on the long butterscotch finish. Enjoy this on it's own or with your favourite seafood.
Tasted: October 2015
David Skinner rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Light gold. Pineapple, oak and carmel aromas. On the palate there are layers of butterscotch and more pineapple. A creamy texture and medium acidity with a medium-long finish and just a pleasant oak push at the end.
Jane LeFresne rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Aromas of biscuit, apple, lemon with hints of carmel.
Red apple, pink grapefruit. Finishing with light carmel flavours, tropical fruits and medium acidity. A nice buy for a California Chardonnay.
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Aromas of pear, slight petrol, and a luscious buttery mouthfeel with an unexpected crisp green apple finish. At the risk of sounding cliché, perfect with salmon.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pear and tropical fruit on the nose with the palate offering lime, green apple, vanilla and oak. Full bodied with a nice finish. Great wine for seafood.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay 2014, from Alexander Valley, California - light gold in colour, the nose shows rich and ripe pear, pineapple, vanilla, with a touch of butterscotch and roasted almonds. Full-bodied, with a creamy smooth palate, the taste and texture are textbook California Chardonnay. A super affordable 'Smart Buy' wine, that will complement hearty soups, roasted poultry, and roasted pork dishes served with orchard fruit compote. Tasted October 2015. 88 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Very good value in this Cali Chardonnay. Toasted pineapple, butter, spice, oak on the nose; apple, pear, soft spice and vanilla and a decent seam of acidity on the palate. Pair with grilled or roast chicken.
Wineboy rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Ample buttery mouthfeel here, with a touch less oak than usually accompanies the rich mouthfeel. Baked apple flavours with oak appearing late in the form of charred smoky elements.
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Pale gold, red apple, some tropical notes and oak spice on the nose. Medium bodied, fresh on the palate with butterscotch, apple, ripe pear with some toasty notes on the longish finish. Should have wide appeal. Try with roast chicken or a Holiday turkey.
Tasted November 2015
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

The 2014 vintage is pale straw and 13.5% ABV. Medium bodied and rather crisp on the palate this California Chardonnay shows medium plus acidity, and medium plus intensity fruit. Tropical pineapple, vanilla, citrus and a hint of butter. Pairs well with pan-seared white fish, mango salsa with tortilla chips or garlic crustini with pesto and grilled shrimp. Enjoy soon as this wine is built to enjoy.
Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Oaky, buttery flavours, with pear and red apple. Medium-bodied, with a slight bitterness on the finish. Nice flavour profile for the price.
Brett rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Sweet, crisp, smooth
Trevor Sabourin - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

Smoke, buttered toast, grilled pineapple, almond, vanilla, and oxidized red apple on the nose. On the palate there is lots of sweet vanilla, butterscotch, and cream, with some tropical fruit. Medium-low acidity, with a round creamy mouthfeel, but the alcohol is a bit hot. The finish is a bit short, but the alcohol lingers.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 76/100 with the following review:

An easy-going Chardonnay…

Appearance: Pale yellow
Nose: White peaches, pineapple, a little vanilla.
Taste: Pineapple, lychee, vanilla, light toastiness. Easy to drink, maybe more of a patio-type wine, easy on its own. Not very complex. It may get drowned out by food.
Finish: lychee, vanilla, light toastiness
Overall impression: An easy chardonnay to drink on its own. Not very complex, just don’t expect too much.

Value: 2 out of 5
Tom Gore (2014) is fantastic value under $20. This well-balanced, rich and lush Californian Chardonnay is ripe peach, crunchy apple and vanilla on the nose and palate. Buttery and with good acidity this wine is easy to understand and drink. Tom Gore is a second-generation grape farmer from Sonoma County and from the time he learned to walk, he was stomping alongside his dad, getting dirty and taking care of the grapes. For Tom Gore, it's a way of life. - Community Wine Reviews

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