Chardonnay

World famous and strangely controversial, Chardonnay probably elicits more reactions (both good and bad) than any other grape variety we have in the shop. Many people got turned off Chardonnay when you couldn’t move for over-oaked Aussie Chardonnay during the 80s and 90s. However, for those that have stuck with it, there’s far more to this grape than the mouthful of mass produced, slightly cloying plonk that was everywhere 20 or so years ago. Indeed, Chardonnay can be sublime and many of the classiest bottles are to be found in Burgundy. Take Chablis, for example, where the grape gives a wonderfully clean, citrusy, mineral mouthful. Move further south to the Cote d’Or and (depending on where you are) you can experience it as a creamy, nutty, lemon and lime confection. And leave France and you can find great examples from California, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand and yes, Australia, all with their own distinct characteristics. And if that’s not enough, there’s always Chardonnay’s starring role in Champagne!

Oxford Landing 2017 Chardonnay 750ml

$14.45

"This medium-bodied Chardonnay offers tangerine and melon flavors, subtle leesy and oaky notes and a plump, succulent mouthfeel. Yes, it fades quickly on the finish, but this a wine to quaff, not age. Drink now." -- Wine Enthusiast "Best Buy" Apr 2017

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Mount Eden 2013 Estate Chardonnay 750ml

$108.61

Pure silk on the palate, the 2013 Chardonnay Estate offers textbook notes of buttered apples, brioche, toasted bread and hints of minerality to go with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity of fruit, no hard edges and impeccable balance. It's...

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Lindemans 2016 Premium Select Chardonnay 750ml

$12.09

Vintage Conditions: A mild winter led to a warm and dry growing season with early bud burst. It was relatively cool leading into vintage, which commenced early as a result of normal crop levels and continuing dry conditions. In mid-January, the...

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Dalrymple 2015 The Cave Block Chardonnay 750ml

$52.08

Delicate aromas of lemon curd and preserved citrus are immediately apparent with hints of roasted cashews and ground ryegrass seed adding some softer depth and complexity. A fine acid palate, that is the hallmark of the Cave Block, provides drive through...

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Trim 2016 Chardonnay 750ml

$26.00

The 2016 TRIM Chardonnay presents aromas of green and yellow apple, Bartlett pear, and a touch of baking spices. On the palate, the wine displays flavors of baked apple pie and vanilla custard. It is amazingly well balanced and offers a long, refreshing,...

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Black Swift 2014 Oak Street Chardonnay 750ml
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Black Swift 2014 Oak Street Chardonnay 750ml

$45.13 $29.57

Farmed in an organic vineyard in East Kelowna, just below Summerhill, the Kurkjian Vineyard Riesling is a dense, powerful and dry style of Riesling much akin to those of the Clare or Eden Valley of Australia. This unique sub-region of the Okanagan Valley...

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Domaine Eden 2014 Chardonnay 750ml

$56.43

"Buttered toast, oaky smoke and a slight mango tropicality converge for an epic nose on this Chardonnay from a vineyard that was planted in 1976. There are layers of flavor too, lime citrus at first evolving toward brioche with a butterscotch finish, and...

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La Crema 2016 Monterey Chardonnay 750ml

$33.45

COMMENTARY: Always a favorite in my household and amongst my friends, the La Crema Monterey Chardonnay has often been one of our first choices when looking for an entrée wine. TASTING NOTES: The 2016 vintage is bright with focused citrus peel,...

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Vina Cobos 2016 Felino Chardonnay 750ml

$28.45

The just-bottled, screw-capped 2016 Felino Chardonnay was quite impressive. It's now produced exclusively with grapes grown in the Valle de Uco and was cropped from an unusual wet and cold growing season. It fermented with indigenous yeasts with full...

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