Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 April 2018Back to feed
- Posted: 3/28/2018
- Categories: Wine
Ahh, Chardonnay, the great white varietal! Our enchantment with this grape rests in its ability to retain its character, no matter where it is grown. That’s not to say there is only one Chardonnay style, quite the opposite is true. From linear and acidic to oaky and buttery, Chardonnay can vary greatly. Yet amazingly, with every style, from every region, the true purity of this adaptable grape can’t be hidden. Indeed, there is a Chardonnay being produced to amaze every palate. The four wines highlighted this month come from all over the world and display the different wine styles built from the world’s most popular varietal.
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Pear and honeysuckle with rich malo and striking acidity. Nutty sweetness and just a touch of oak round out his beauty from Nicky Hahn.
91 points ~ Wine Spectator
Lava Cap Reserve
Sierra Foothills, California
Another beauty from an exemplary winery. This has classic California Chardonnay written all over it! Tropical fruit, butter, and all the oak you can handle!
92 points ~ Wine Enthusiast
Vina Cobos Felino
This Argentine Chardonnay is made by renowned winemaker, Paul Hobbs, and earned the rank of #81 in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2016! This show-off is rich and creamy with heaps of apple, pineapple and citrus notes. Drink now!
92 points ~ James Suckling
Bouchard Pere et Fils
2015 Pouilly Fuissé
Clean and crisp French Chardonnay. Perfectly balanced and pure with notes of apple and vanilla.
90 points ~ Wine Spectator