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Gary Farrell Chardonnay Russian River Selection 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Ripe and pithy, with a mix of lemon, fig, apricot and tangerine flavors. Light-weight, presenting ample creamy, toasty oak nuances....
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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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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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Lynmar Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - #29 Top 100, 2015 - This is a tremendous blend of various vineyard sites, coaxed together into a stunning combination of beautiful...
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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,...

Chardonnay Russian River Valley

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.