A highly recommended sparkling wine, the Mumm Napa Blanc de Blancs. 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Gris sparkling wine from Napa … [Read more...]
Chardonnay! The 2021 Guide To The Best Chardonnay Wines
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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The crisp, bright and tasty La Vieille Ferme Reserve Brut sparkling wine. 90% Chardonnay and 10% Ugni Blanc sparkling wine from … [Read more...]
A solid Chard, the Pam's Unoaked Chardonnay from Ron Rubin Winery. Chardonnay from family-owned vineyards in Clarksburg and Lodi, … [Read more...]
The 92 point Center of Effort Chardonnay is 48% off for the next day. I gotta say right off the bat, I was blown away by this one. … [Read more...]
A pleasing, lightly oaked Chardonnay from Aldi, the Peaks & Tides Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast, Sonoma … [Read more...]
Smooth, creamy and a bit buttery, the Butternut Chardonnay. Available widely including Trader Joe's. Chardonnay from California. The … [Read more...]
A good value at the $8 Costco price, the Zolo Unoaked Chardonnay. 100% Chardonnay from estate vineyards in Agrelo and Tupungato in … [Read more...]
A fruity, lightly-oaked, crowd-pleasing Chard from Costco, the Kirkland Signature Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Chardonnay from … [Read more...]
Russian River Valley Chardonnay for just $6.99 at Trader Joe's! It's the Bulk Buy rated Taymor Chardonnay. Chardonnay from Russian … [Read more...]
Well made and easy to drink, the Exquisite Collection Chardonnay from Aldi. Chardonnay from California. … [Read more...]
If you like your Chardonnay buttery and slightly sweet, this is the one for you. The Kirkland Signature Sonoma Chardonnay from … [Read more...]
$10 Single vineyard Chardonnay from a big name winemaker (Charles Smith), we check out the new Kirkland Signature K Vine … [Read more...]
While not as inexpensive as it used to be this is still big time Burgundy at a bargain price, the Kirkland Signature Premier Cru … [Read more...]
Effortlessly easy to drink and highly delicious, the highly recommended Effort Chardonnay from Center of Effort Winery. Looking for a … [Read more...]
And tasty too! A solid sparkler, the Mumm Napa Brut Prestige. 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris … [Read more...]