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Adelsheim Chardonnay Caitlin's Reserve 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - This new vintage of Caitlin's Reserve was barrel-fermented in 25% new French oak. It went through regular lees stirring and a generally...
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Antica Chardonnay 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Fresh apple blossom, green apple skin and citrus notes are present in the tart, minerally, naked 2013 Chardonnay that does a California...
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Argot Chardonnay Estate Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Very tight and pithy, with a core of lemon-lime and green apple flavors that are refreshing and expansive, folding in fresh apple, pear...
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Argyle Chardonnay Nuthouse 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2013 Chardonnay Nuthouse is a blend of Argyle's three sites at low and high elevations, barrel fermented and aged for 12 months (25%...
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Auteur Chardonnay Green Acres Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - A similar technique was used for the 2013 Chardonnay Green Acres Vineyard from Carneros. This small cuvée seems to have a more buttery...
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Auteur Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2013 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast comes from multiple vineyards, sees about 25% new oak, and again has malolactic blocked. This wine...
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Bethel Heights Chardonnay Estate Grown 2013 375ml

Rated 90 - Fresh and lively, this lighter style offers tension to the pear, citrus and mineral flavors that persist into a focused and expressive...
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Bethel Heights Chardonnay Estate Grown 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Fresh and lively, this lighter style offers tension to the pear, citrus and mineral flavors that persist into a focused and expressive...

2013 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.