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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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Includes an explanation of malolactic fermentation and how those buttery notes get in Chardonnay.100% Chardonnay from Horse Heaven … [Read more...]
Primarily Chardonnay with other white aromatics and a small amout of Malvasia Bianca from California.SRP of $15 and available for as low … [Read more...]
100% Chardonnay from Vin de Pays d'Oc, France.SRP of $15 and available for as low as $8. Imported by Boisset Family Estates. Sample … [Read more...]
40% Viognier from Sicily, 30% Chardonnay from Trentino, 20% Vermentino from Maremma and 10% Pecorino from Marche, Italy.SRP of $10 and … [Read more...]