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La Crema Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2012 Chardonnay Arroyo Seco comes from their Estate, Gravel Stone and Clark Vineyard, and is a great value for a top, world-class...
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Longboard Vineyards Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2012 Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard offers plenty of wet gravel-like minerality along with notes of white peaches and honey, an...
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Lucien Le Moine Chablis Les Preuses 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2012 Chablis Les Preuses is incredibly shut down and hard to read at this stage. Dried flowers, mint, spices and crushed flowers...
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Lucien Le Moine Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2012 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières has a clean and precise bouquet with crisp citrus fruit and plenty of rock. The palate is...
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Lucien Le Moine Montrachet Grand Cru 2012 750ml

Rated 94-96 - For my sample, Mounier blended two barrels from the Chassagne and Puligny side together for his 2012 Montrachet Grand Cru. As you...
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Lucien Le Moine Puligny Montrachet Champ Canet 2012 750ml

Rated 91-93 - Pale yellow. High-toned aromas of lemon zest and underripe pear. Pure and brisk in the mouth, conveying a sense of nervous energy to...
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Lynmar Chardonnay Quail Hill Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Honeysuckle and jasmine pique interest aromatically before luscious, linear waves of vanilla, caramel and lemon custard graciously...
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Marco Felluga Collio Chardonnay 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - A wonderfully vivid Chardonnay with sliced apple and mineral character as well as hints of cream and nougat. Full body, delicious fruit...

2012 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.