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The Best Chardonnay - The 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 wines that undergo malolactic fermentation (more on that here) 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 in reality that is driven more by the malolactic fermentation.) 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 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!
Read on for our picks of The Best Chardonnay Under $20!
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