Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 April 2018

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  • 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.

Hahn SLH

2015 Chardonnay

Santa Lucia Highlands, California

Retail: $19.99

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

2016 Chardonnay

Sierra Foothills, California

Retail: $22.99

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

2015 Chardonnay

Mendoza, Argentina

Retail: $9.99

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

Maconnais, France

Retail: $25.99

Clean and crisp French Chardonnay. Perfectly balanced and pure with notes of apple and vanilla.

90 points ~ Wine Spectator

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