Good Medicine

Tasting Panel, July/August 2020

Prior to my interview with Robert and Bonnie Lloyd, I had already written this story off—or rather, written it in my head—as a run-of-the-mill profile of an experienced winemaker who has found success by going into business for himself. You can’t blame me for that given Robert’s pedigree, firmly stamped with a shining Chardonnay grape: The graduate of the viticulture and enology master’s program at the University of California, Davis—who bears a solid resemblance to Steve Irwin and is just as charismatic—has crafted his liquid gold for the likes of La Crema and Rombauer, two of the country’s biggest Chardonnay powerhouses, while working with other producers and varieties through his company Lloyd Wine Consulting