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Rated 94 - This is a generous, layered white with lots of cooked apples and hints of coconut and vanilla. Full body....
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Rated 94 - This is a generous, layered white with lots of cooked apples and hints of coconut and vanilla. Full body....
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Rated 94 - Slightly more expensive, the 2019 Chardonnay A26 is cut from the same cloth as the Mountain Select release...
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Rated 94 - Slightly more expensive, the 2019 Chardonnay A26 is cut from the same cloth as the Mountain Select release...
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750ml
Bottle: $31.93
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Rated 91 - Stylish and elegant, there's juicy peach, citrus and melon flavors with accents of lemon blossom, a...
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750ml
Bottle: $28.44 $31.60
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Rated 93 - Mandarin orange, quince and apple blossom with cheese rind, almonds, baking spices and a touch of saline...
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750ml
Bottle: $24.94
12 bottles: $20.51
Rated 90 - Given eight months in stainless steel, this light, bright white presents as clean and linear. It has...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $46.13
12 bottles: $45.20
Rated 92 - Stone fruits, buttered citrus, white currants, and brioche all emerge from the 2018 Chardonnay, a...
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750ml
Bottle: $44.94
Our 2022 Napa Valley Chardonnay displays fresh, forward, ripe Granny Smith apple, pear and melon fruit accented by...
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750ml
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Lifted aromas of tropical mango and pineapple, with creamy hints of crème brûlée and caramel. Rich, round flavors...
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750ml
Bottle: $21.20
12 bottles: $20.78
Color: Pale golden yellow. Aromas: Butterscotch & pineapple. Flavors: Delicate creamy vanillin with acidic apple &...
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1.5Ltr
Bottle: $169.94
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Nose: Bright gold in color and incredibly aromatic, the ripeness of the vintage is most pronounced initially; melon,...
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750ml
Bottle: $60.87 $64.00
12 bottles: $60.80
Nose: Bright gold in color and incredibly aromatic, the ripeness of the vintage is most pronounced initially; melon,...
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750ml
Bottle: $27.20
12 bottles: $26.66
Subtly rich and vibrant, our 2021 Chardonnay offers aromas of fresh pear, apple, brioche, vanilla, honeysuckle,...
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750ml
Bottle: $33.48 $37.20
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Rated 93 - A rich and flavorful Napa chardonnay that gives you the full flavor character with some citrus and white...
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750ml - Case of 12
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Bottle: $55.89
Rated 93 - Presents an impressive beam of purity, a generous core of juicy tangerine, green apple and lemon curd as...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $21.94
12 bottles: $21.50
This Chardonnay with a clear, light straw color offers aromas of white peach, lychee, and stone fruits. The neutral...
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750ml
Bottle: $61.19 $67.99
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Rated 94 - A creamy texture carries lush, ripe tropical fruits along with ample butter and toast nuances in this...
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750ml
Bottle: $20.40
12 bottles: $19.99
Aromas of honeysuckle mingle with pink grapefruit and zesty key lime on the nose. On the palate, bright notes of...

Chardonnay United States California Napa Valley Wine

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.

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.

When it comes to New World wines, and especially wines from the United States of America, Napa Valley is something of a standard bearer. Over its relatively short history, it has managed to transform itself from being a fairly insignificant region, to becoming one of the most important and highly regarding wine locations on earth. With an ideal climate for viticulture, blazing sunshine and a low level of rainfall, this valley is shielded on many sides by mountain ranges which help it maintain a consistent level of heat, light and moisture throughout the year. Today, Napa Valley is a home of innovation and quality, with dozens of grape varietals thriving in the fertile soils. However, the main varietals grown there have always been Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel, and the wines they produce are constantly lauded by critics and competitions across the globe.