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Martinelli Chardonnay Charles Ranch 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - The three 2012 Chardonnays demonstrate the vintage's opulence and full-bodied exuberance and richness. From older vines planted in 1982,...
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Martinelli Chardonnay Martinelli Road 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - The stunning 2012 Chardonnay Martinelli Road sees 65% new French oak. This cuvée always possesses a gravelly, wet pebble minerality...
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Merry Edwards Chardonnay 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Offers enticing aromas of orange and lemon blossom, with flavors to match. This is intense and vibrant, with zingy acidity and notes of...
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Ny Yankees Wines Chardonnay Reserve 2012 750ml

The New York Yankee evoke some of the most resonant baseball words: tradition, success, and grandeur, to name a few. The organization is proud to...
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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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Robert Mondavi Chardonnay Reserve 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - Robert Mondavi's 2012 Chardonnay Reserve exhibits a light green/gold color, a beautiful bouquet of white peaches and subtle honeysuckle...

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.