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Hartford Court Chardonnay Far Coast Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 95-97 - The 2012 Chardonnay Far Coast Vineyard comes from a site located on a mountain ridge north of Fort Ross. Like its siblings, it was...
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Pali Wine Co. Chardonnay Durell Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A delicate, detailed style, with subtle peach, nectarine and green fig notes. Complex and deep, this ends with a long, elegant finish....
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Wayfarer Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2012 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard impresses for its energy and focus. Grapefruit, lemon oil, pears, chalk and white flowers all take...

2012 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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.