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!

La Crema 2017 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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Nugan Estate 2018 3rd Generation Chardonnay 750ml

$17.30

As it says on the label, this is a 3rd generation winemaking project. This great Australian Chardonnay is a fresh, fruit driven style. Appealing fresh flavors of melon, peach and tropical fruit with a lovely crisp, dry finish. Enjoy with a wide...

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Bernard Defaix 2018 Chablis 750ml

$46.00

Chablis is considered one of the world’s most recognized quality wines.  The Defaix's Chablis is made using 100% Chardonnay grapes from various parcels and vines of varying age.  This is a lively white with crisp acidity and an intense...

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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 2015 Estate Chardonnay 750ml

$104.26

The 2015 Chardonnay Estate from Domaine Eden is initially a touch reduced, opening with aeration to reveal pretty aromas of peach, yellow orchard fruit and toasted nuts. On the palate, it's glossy, medium to full-bodied and succulent, with bright acids...

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Emiliana 2015 Eco-Balance Chardonnay 750ml

$15.57

Vineyards: Casablanca Valley, Chile. The soil consists of evolved, black clay and coarse yellow sand.Winemaking: The grapes are hand-picked in mid March, then fermented in stainless steel. Aging takes place for 8 months, 50% in stainless steel and 50% in...

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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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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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Joie Farm 2018 Unoaked Chardonnay 750ml

$29.18

Crisp expression of unoaked Chardonnay. Fermented in stainless steel, extra lees contact. Inspired by Chablis and the weight of Macon-Clessé. On the nose, pineapple and citrus. Juicy red apple, lemon, and mineral on the palate. Round body,...

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Maison Joseph Drouhin 2017 Macon Villages 750ml

$30.34

Winemaker's Notes The color of the wine is bright and limpid. The nose is floral and fruity. Very straightforward and direct on the palate, as if biting into a grape. Fresh and light, with a very pleasant aftertaste. It is a perfect accompaniment...

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Vina Cobos 2016 Felino Chardonnay 750ml

$29.48

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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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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