We tasted some fantastic wines, in a variety of different styles and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at what we found. There wasn't necessarily one wine that ran away with the competition, but there was indeed a winner and we also found a handful of very solid performers and handed out more BUY ratings than I was expecting! So without further ado, here are the Top 5 wines in the Chardonnay Showdown:
2010 Michael-David Vineyards Seven Heavenly Chardonnay, SRP of $14, California
2009 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay, SRP of $18, available for around $16, California.
2010 Famiglia Meschini Premium Unoaked Chardonnay, SRP of $12, available for $10, Argentina.
2009 Hess Select Chardonnay, SRP of $12, available widely for $9-$10, California.
2009 Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay, SRP of $17 but available for $14-$15, South Africa.
|THE WINNER of the Chardonnay Showdown!|
Showing just how diverse this grape is, every region ended up with at least one wine with a Buy rating. California had a remarkable showing with 3 of the 5 wines in the competition ending up on the top 5 list. In the end; however, the Boschendal Chardonnay from South Africa comes out on top taking home the crown in the first ever Reverse Wine Snob Chardonnay Showdown. Congratulations to our winner and thanks for following along...now go out and buy some Chardonnay!
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