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Benjamin Leroux Chassagne Montrachet 2014 750ml

Rated 89-92 - A beautifully layered nose combines notes of petrol and resin with those of apple, pear and discreet floral nuances. There is...
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Benjamin Leroux Meursault 1er Cru Porusot 2014 750ml

Rated 90-92 - The 2014 Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots was severely damaged by hail, which is why it was cropped at just (drum roll please)...6...
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Benjamin Leroux Meursault Les Vireuils 2014 750ml

Rated 90-92 - The 2014 Meursault Les Vireuils has a more backward, stonier nose compared to the Meursault Villages, just a hint of lime flower...
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Benjamin Leroux St Romain Sous Le Chateau 2014 750ml

Rated 88-90 - The 2014 Saint Romain Sous Le Ch√Ęteau has a delightful bouquet with fresh lime and green apples, as well as pleasant granitic scents...
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Bethel Heights Chardonnay Estate Grown 2012 375ml

Rated 90 - The 2012 Chardonnay Estate Grown comes from 62 percent Dijon clone planted in 1994 and 1999, with a block of Wente selection planted in...

Chardonnay & Chardonnay Blends

Known commonly as the great white grape of the Burgundy region of France, Chardonnay has become the most popular white wine in America, if not the world. Chardonnay is by nature a rich, full-bodied wine that grows at its best in a relatively cool climate. It is grown in virtually every growing region in the U.S. and is made in a myriad styles. Most Champagne and methode champenoise sparkling wine has Chardonnay in its blend. At one extreme, it can be elegantly floral and forward in the nose, with lovely fruit of pears and melons and a clean green apple acidity with a certain flinty or chalky mineral quality. It often has a full almost "oily" mouthfeel that lasts seemingly forever on the palate, with a perfect balance of fruit, acid and alcohol. Despite the long, complex finish, Chardonnay makes you hungry for food and thirsty for more wine all at the same time. At the other extreme, the first inhalation fills your nostrils with the sweet vanilla of new French oak and the creamy, buttery complexity that only Chardonnay can embody. Butterscotch, hazelnuts, toasted almonds all might come to mind, and the fruit might be tropical in nature, perhaps pineapples or coconuts, with more grapefruit-like acidity. This is truly a chameleon grape, and it can be altered as much by the climate and soil as by the winemaker's hand. In this country, it has found its best representations in Monterey and the Central Coast, Santa Barbara County, Carneros, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Willamette Valley (Oregon), Yakima Valley (Washington), Virginia and Long Island.