My Chardonnays are sourced from unique, cool-climate vineyards in the Sonoma Coast and Petaluma Gap. Unsurprisingly, the Chardonnay tends to be from Sangiacomo, but some years we have sourced grapes from a vineyard originally known as Peyton’s, and now called Antonio Mountain.

Both vineyard sites are cold, allowing for incredible flavor development over a long growing season, while maintaining superb acidity. They are late harvesting vineyards, yielding wines that are stunning in their complexity and very fun to drink – even people who don’t claim to like Chardonnay, say they like our Chardonnay! You’ll find the Sangiacomo Chardonnays particularly age-worthy.

Try some of our older vintages and you will be absolutely blown away.

2016 Chardonnay Sangiacomo

This wine has a rich and oily entry, which opens into a textured and layered mix of citrus fruits – lemons, limes and mandarin oranges on the palate. It has a weighty yet playful mouthfeel, like a delicate but flavorful zabaglione. The finish is long, lively and consistent – the wine dances in your mouth long after the sip is gone.

Balanced and complex, this wine is drinkable now, but should age nicely for another 10 or more years.

2013 Chardonnay Antonio Mountain

Honeyed yellow in color the nose is rich sultanas crossed with sweet, ripe mango and Crenshaw melon. The soft and viscous mouthfeel leads to delicate jasmine blossom, mandarin orange and honey-vanilla notes that transition with a long, lingering and focused finish.

2012 Chardonnay Sangiacomo

Sun-kissed golden color, this wine shows aromatics of lemon-meringue crossed with golden poached pear and white peach. Its lean entry opens to explosive flavors of citrus zest, orange blossom with subtle yet structured, lingering oak finish.

2010 Chardonnay Sangiacomo

Beautiful gold in color, this wine shows nectarine and creamy a la mode on the nose with mouthwatering green apple, juicy pear, lemon curd and nutmeg on the palate, balanced by a bright and refined citrusy finished. Retasted Jan 2018: this wine seems even more flavorful, yet surprisingly retains some of its youthfulness – its richness has increased in the ensuing years since first tasting. The aromatics are creamy and fresh and the palate shows lemon méringue pie and spicy, baked pear. The wine retains its long, mouthwatering and focused finish.

2009 Chardonnay Sangiacomo

Baked apple creaminess with dried pineapple, mango and dried flowers – and the typical Sangiacomo, earthy funk - on the nose. A creamy/velvet yet lean entry loaded with melon and lemon curd, baked and fresh apples with lemon zest on the palate, all that is integrated with complex tertiary flavors of hazelnut that support a long and persistent finish.

2009 Chardonnay Antonio Mountain

Golden color, clear and bright, the creamy hazelnut nose blends with dried sweet flowers on the palate. A firm oaky vanilla spice blends with a tart backbone that carries the wine through the palate with flavors of apricots and baked apple spice with a consistent and long finish.

2008 Chardonnay Sangiacomo

Pale gold in color with lemon-meringue, pineapple, honeysuckle and toasted almond on the nose. Flinty-stone and citrus explodes on the palate with additional notes of nectarine and other stone fruits enveloping the mouth, leading to a long and elegant finish.

2007 Chardonnay Sangiacomo

This wine is light golden in color with brilliant clarity. Pineapple meets lemon zest and rich meringue on the nose. A fat entry leads to a rich velvety mid palate of citrus, subtle vanilla and toasted hazelnuts with and a long, clean, lingering, harmonious finish.

2006 Chardonnay Peyton’s

Clear and golden, toasty marshmallow, vanilla, citrus oil and pineapple share space with wet stone on the nose. The aromas are confirmed with mineralty and round textures that give way to a long, steely, smoky finish.

Blagden Wines Chardonnay



2016 Chardonnay Sangiacomo



2013 Chardonnay Antonio Mountain