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Aquitania Sol De Sol Chardonnay 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - I simply loved the 2011 Sol de Sol Chardonnay which is a classic, oaked Chardonnay from the cooler Malleco Valley with a nose of honey,...
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Auteur Chardonnay Durrell Vineyard 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2011 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard reveals even more minerality as well as a more restrained overall personality with hints of white...
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Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Les Combettes 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - A firm, closed wine at this young stage, it has weight and a sense of rich fruit flavors. Coming from a limestone vineyard, it wears its...
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De Wetshof Chardonnay Bateleur 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - Lovely, with a mature, creamy edge to the core of green melon, yellow apple and heather flavors. Judicious toast is integrated through...
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DeLoach Vineyards Chardonnay Ofs 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - The Chardonnay O.F.S. is a cuvee that, in the days of Cecil Deloach, was one of the great Chardonnays of Northern California, and is now...
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Donelan Chardonnay Nancie 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - Donelan's 2011 Chardonnay Nancie is pretty and expressive. Another wine with lovely textural depth and nuance, the 2011 is laced with...

2011 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.