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750ml - Case of 12
Bottle: $23.90
Rated 94 - Yummy spices like nutmeg, vanilla bean and cloves waft from the glass before rich golden apple, spiced...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $48.72
12 bottles: $47.75
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White
375ml
Bottle: $14.95
12 bottles: $9.51
Rated 92 - Presents pear drop, Fuji apple, ripe Bartlett pear and lemon blossom details that are elegant and...
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92
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White
750ml
Bottle: $14.95 $15.84
The Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is golden in color. Aromas of yellow apple, melon, citrus zest and mango meld beautifully...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $38.75 $40.79
12 bottles: $38.00
White
750ml
Bottle: $33.60
12 bottles: $29.37
This complex white wine is light golden in color, with lemon blossom, mandarin, and pink lady apple aromas. The...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $47.60
6 bottles: $46.65
This complex white wine is light golden in color, with lemon blossom, mandarin, and pink lady apple aromas. The...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $11.99
Rated 91 - Refined and open-textured, with a buttery and toasty allure to the airy blend of white fruit and spice...
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91
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White
750ml
Bottle: $29.16 $32.40
12 bottles: $20.52
Rated 90 - Vibrant, fresh and focused, with Meyer lemon, fresh ginger and apple notes on a crisp frame, while hints...
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90
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White
750ml
Bottle: $49.90
Rated 95 - The 2021 Chardonnay Platt Vineyard shows all the translucent finesse and nuance that is so typical of...
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95
White
750ml
Bottle: $29.79
12 bottles: $29.19
Rated 92 - The 2021 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is fabulous. Deep and layered, with remarkable density, the 2021 is...
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92
White
750ml
Bottle: $84.00
12 bottles: $79.80
Rated 96 - The 2020 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is a blend of declassified barrels from Ferren's single-vineyard program....
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96
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94
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White
750ml
Bottle: $96.90 $102.00
Rated 99 - The 2020 Chardonnay Frei Road Vineyard, matured for 12 months in 33% new French oak and six months in...
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99
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97
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White
750ml
Bottle: $36.99 $39.60
Rated 94 - This is really tangy and vivid with sliced lemons and green apples with stone and white peaches. Some...
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94
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White
750ml
Bottle: $23.76 $26.40
Rated 92 - Brilliant in apples, vanilla, butter and pineapples, this full-bodied and silky-textured wine grabs...
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92
White
750ml
Bottle: $68.40
6 bottles: $60.80
This vintage of the Far Coast Vineyard Chardonnay exhibits aromas of orange zest, yellow apple, dried fruits and...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $19.08 $21.20
12 bottles: $19.00
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White
750ml
Bottle: $18.80 $20.89
12 bottles: $17.11
White
750ml
Bottle: $44.40
6 bottles: $43.51
Striking notes of vanilla bean, sage, Asian pear, crushed white stones, and pastry flour, with a fantastic weight....
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White
375ml
Bottle: $12.67 $14.08
12 bottles: $12.34
This wine opens with bright aromas of Meyer lemon and yellow apple, punctuated by hints of butterscotch and subtle...

Chardonnay United States California Sonoma Coast

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.