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Domaine Drouhin Chardonnay Roserock 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Polished and refined, with gorgeous pear and grapefruit flavors framed with hints of spice and caramel on the finish, lingering gently....
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Ponzi Chardonnay Aurora 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - As these vines age and penetrate the rock, things could get much more interesting. Ponzi 2011 Chardonnay Aurora - not due to be released...
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Ponzi Chardonnay Aurora 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - One of a pair of single-vineyard, reserve-level Chardonnays, this seamlessly pulls together yellow apple, lemon panna cotta, white...
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Ponzi Chardonnay Avellana 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - The sophistication of Luisa Ponzi's wines increases from vintage to vintage, especially at the high end. Here is a Chardonnay for butter...
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Ponzi Chardonnay Avellana 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Sleek and inviting, with juicy, citrus-accented pear and nectarine flavors, coming together smoothly on the silky finish. Drink now...
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Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Although 2013 may have been a difficult vintage, for some winemakers it resulted in immaculate wines with impeccable precision and...
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Roco Chardonnay 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Juicy and expressive, this is light-footed but brimming with pear, pineapple, Meyer lemon and spice flavors that sail easily into the...

Chardonnay Oregon

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.
The beautiful state of Oregon has, over the past few decades, become increasingly well known and respected for its wine industry, with several small but significant wineries within the state receiving world wide attention for the quality of their produce. Whilst the first vineyards within Oregon were planted in the 1840s, the state's wine industry didn't really take off until the 1960s, when several wine producers from California discovered that the cooler regions of the state were ideal for cultivating various fine grape varietals. Today, Oregon has over four hundred and fifty wineries in operation, the vast majority of which are used for the production of wines made from Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir varietal grapes, both of which thrive in the valleys and mountainsides which characterise the landscape of the state.