McIlroy Cellars releases new vintages every year. Our current releases feature Chardonnay from our estate vineyard, which was replanted in 2009. Chardonnay is the perfect grape for the complex soils and natural character of Aquarius Ranch. And our wines feature plenty of ripe fruit with a rich mouth-feel and bright acidity for balance. We are currently sold out of our library wines, which feature a range of other varietals. But we are excited to produce a new vintage of our well-loved Pinot Noir that was released this summer.
Our wines are currently for sale at various establishments around the Bay Area and in Los Angeles. Email us for a list of locations.
2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Light gold color. Bright, fruity aromas of pineapple custard pie and caramel apples with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length spiced apples and lemon creme brulee finish with silky, fine tannins and light oak. A delicious nicely proportioned chardonnay pleaser. Rating: 90 Points (exceptional).
2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Developed as a food wine, this rich Chardonnay drinks beautifully with whatever you're serving. Golden yellow color. Rich aromas and flavors of toasted coconut, caramel apple, and roasted pineapple with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a captivating, medium-length finish revealing accents of vanilla cream and baking spices with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak.
2013 Aquarius Ranch Chardonnay
Every year we select only the finest grapes from our estate Aquarius Ranch Vineyard to create our Signature Edition wines. Aquarius Ranch Vineyard is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, nestled between the Russian River and an old-growth redwood forest, creating the perfect climate for Chardonnay. These grapes produce the richness, balance, and complexity characteristic of the finest Chardonnays. This vintage is bright and fruity with spicy aromas.
Sonoma County Harvest Fair: Best of Class - Gold
California State Fair: Gold - Best of Class - Gold - 95 Points
North Coast Wine Challenge: Gold
West Coast Wine Competition - Gold
BTI Wine Challenge: Exceptional - 90 Points
2012 Signature Edition Chardonnay, Aquarius Ranch
This exceptional Chardonnay comes from McIlroy's Aquarius Ranch Vineyard, which is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. We sign only the bottles of wine that epitomize the richness, balance, and complexity of our finest grapes. This vintage offers notes of applewood, vanilla, and cream and is best paired with chicken, pasta, or seafood.
California State Fair: Silver Medal - 92 Points
World Wine Championships: Silver Medal - 89 points (Highly Recommended)
2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
The 2014 Lila Road Vineyard Pinot Noir has just been released and we are very excited about this vintage. It has a bright, vivid color and offers flavors of spiced cherry that mingle with cocoa and red plum. Drink now through the year 2020.