Just slightly oaky and nicely balanced, the Domaine Thierry et Pascale Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay. Chardonnay from vines averaging … [Read more...]
The Best Chardonnay - The 2020 Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
Chardonnay can be a bit of a love/hate proposition for a lot of people, but it doesn't have to be that way!
On the one hand you have the big, buttery style of wines that undergo malolactic fermentation and are usually aged in oak. (On a side note, because oak aging is associated with this style most people presume that is where the buttery notes come from but that is not the case - see the full explanation in our Ask The Expert episode on this question.)
On the other hand you have the naked, or unoaked, style that lets the true beauty of the grape shine through. While we naturally gravitate towards the latter group some of our very favorite Chardonnays are those that blend a bit of both styles together.
In this category we call out our favorites in both the oaked, unoaked and combined styles which means that we've got something for everyone!
Not only that, but we don't restrict our search for the best Chardonnay to California. One of the most grown grapes in the world, there's plenty of good Chardonnay to be found in places like France, Italy, Chile and more.
Read on for our picks of The Best Chardonnay Under $20!
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This Chardonnay brings it’s A game, the Don Sebastiani & Sons B Side Chardonnay. 100% Chardonnay from the North Coast of California. … [Read more...]
A soft, sweet and smooth white blend from Aldi, the Grande Alberone Bianco. A white blend of 34% Chardonnay, 33% Catarratto and 33% … [Read more...]
Over 50% off Carneros Chardonnay that spends 18 months in French oak, the Attune Reserve Chardonnay. … [Read more...]
Clean and tasty Chardonnay from the Rogue Valley, the Cameron Hughes Lot 672 Chardonnay. Chardonnay from Rogue Valley, Oregon. At … [Read more...]
Tasty $5 Spanish Chardonnay from Trader Joe's, the light-bodied and easy to drink Particular Chardonnay from Bodegas San Valero in Carinena. … [Read more...]