The Brellis House


Wine Review: Chateau Lafayette Reneau Chardonnay

Posted on August 8th, 2013 by Susanna

We went to the Finger Lakes of New York last year and brought home a ton of wine. I believe this bottle was one of the last left and we had been saving it because it was our favorite from the trip. It’s Chateau Lafayette Reneau’s 2010 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay. We were in love with the Chardonnays of the Finger Lakes but this was our favorite of the wines we tasted, it had all of our favorite oakyness and creamyness of a Chardonnay. Strong vanilla and sweet brown sugar on the nose, with a hint of citrus. The taste had lots of buttery and vanilla oak flavors with some light smokiness and tropical fruit. We’re considering getting a case of it shipped.  You can too here.Chateau Lafayette Reneau Chardonnay

Muirwood Chardonnay 2011

Posted on December 27th, 2012 by Susanna

This wine was being sampled at our neighborhood liquor store and we gave it a taste. I loved it, Dan wasn’t too enthralled but he let me get it anyway. We both had a glass Christmas Eve and I think he likes it much better in a nice glass rather than a small plastic sample cup.  It’s toasty, oaky, has hints of vanilla, and has this wonderful spiciness. Definitely one we will buy again!  Our Brellis point average is 92!DSC_7207_1