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Adobe Road Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Riveting aromas of ripe fig, white peach, honeydew melon and butterscotch introduce this rich, round and fleshy white. Crème brûlée...
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Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Gnesa 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - Vivid yellow. Musky aromas of casaba melon, lime pith and ginger, with slow-building smokiness. Sappy, dense and stony; at once opulent...
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Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Mt Carmel 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Coming in at 14% alcohol, the 2009 Mt. Carmel Chardonnay exhibits excellent tropical fruit notes intermixed with notions of lemon oil...
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Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sweeney Canyon 2009 750ml

Rated 94 - Bright yellow. The most high-pitched and mineral-driven of this year's chardonnays, displaying scents of chalk dust, lime zest,...
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Chanson Pere & Fils Beaune 1er Cru Greves 2009 750ml

Rated 89-91 - A very ripe and expressive nose speaks of red and black berry fruit that are liberally laced with warm earth nuances that continue...
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Eq Chardonnay 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2009 EQ Chardonnay was partially native fermented and aged sur lie with batonnage in 26% new French oak for 10 months. Rounder,...
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Les Cretes Chardonnay Cuvee Bois 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2009 Chardonnay Cuvee Bois is richer, deeper and more expressive, largely because of the aging in oak. I can't say it is...
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Simonnet Febvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - A round Chablis, exuding peach and melon flavors accented by latent gravel or chalk dust notes. This is beautifully balanced and...

2009 Chardonnay

Of all the white wine grape varietals, surely the one which has spread the furthest and is most widely appreciated is the Chardonnay. This green skinned grape is now grown all over the Old and New Worlds, from New Zealand to the Americas, from England to Chile, and is one of the first varietals people think of when considering white wine grapes. Perhaps this is because of its huge popularity which reached a peak in the 1990s, thanks to new technologies combining with traditional methods to bring the very best features out of the Chardonnay grape, and allow its unique qualities to shine through. Most fine Chardonnay wines use a process known as malolactic fermentation, wherein the malic acids in the grape juice are converted to lactic acids, allowing a creamier, buttery nature to come forward in the wine. No grape varietal is better suited to this process than Chardonnay, which manages to balance these silky, creamy notes with fresh white fruit flavors beautifully.