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Wine Recommendation

Storrs Winery 2004 Chardonnay, Christie Vineyard (Santa Cruz Mountains)

Storrs Winery

2004 Chardonnay, Christie Vineyard
(Santa Cruz Mountains)

Winemakers Steve and Pamela Storrs are legends in the Santa Cruz Mountains. They’ve been whipping out some fine Chardonnays over the years, and have a well-deserved reputation for getting a really consistent result out of the vineyards from which they’ve been sourcing fruit.


Among my favorites is this wine which has a wonderful nose of ripe pears, honeysuckle and vanilla, with lots of luscious pineapple on the palate followed by some tropical mango-richness on the finish. A fairly oak-drenched wine overall, but the fruit from this mountain vineyard is bright enough to shine through the toasty vanilla.

Reviewed June 14, 2006 by Laura Ness.

The Wine

Winery: Storrs Winery
Vineyard: Christie Vineyard
Vintage: 2004
Wine: Chardonnay
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains
Grape: Chardonnay

Review Date: 6/14/2006

The Reviewer

Laura Ness

A wine writer and wine judge for major publications and competitions around the country, Laura Ness likens wine to the experience of music. She is always looking for that ubiquitous marriage of rhythm, melody, and flawless execution. What is good music? You know it when you get lost in it. What is good wine? It is music in your mouth.