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Chardonnay wines that are gaining a lot of praise

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Chardonnay wines are great for pairingChardonnay is likely the most popular grape vine planted worldwide.  From France to Germany to California here in the United States, this lovely white grape is grown in a variety of areas and is used to produce everything from champagne to Chablis.  In California, most Chardonnay wines are aged in oak barrels to give them a distinctive flavor and texture.

Some of the best Chardonnay wines on the market today come from California, which is to be expected in an area where these white grapes are the most prevalent.  Below is a listing of some of the most delicious premium and second wines available by area at this time.

While some Chardonnay wines on the list are from outside of the U.S., the majority are U.S. based wines to make it easier for our customers and enthusiasts to be able to access those wines for their racks.  Wines outside of the U.S. are also accessible, but we wanted to concentrate on Chardonnay wines inside the country for this article.  Later in the season, we will create a list of Chardonnays from all over the world for you to add to your wine racks.

Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

  • Lynmar La Sereinite Chardonnay
  • Lynmar Quail Hill Vineyard Chardonnay
  • Lynmar Old Vines Chardonnay
  • Lynmar Old Wente Chardonnay
  • Lost Canyon Ruxton Vineyard Chardonnay

Puligny-Montrachet

  • Olivier Leflaive Les Folatières Premier Cru
  • Olivier Leflaive Les Pucelles Premier Cru
  • Domaine Julie Belland 2013 Les Champs Gains Premier Cru
  • Roche de Bellene 2014 Vieilles Vignes

Hawke’s Bay

  • Te Mata 2014 Elston Chardonnay
  • Sacred Hill 2014 Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast

  • Blue Rock 2014 Chardonnay
  • Silverpoint Cellars 2014 Chardonnay
  • Boheme 2013 Taylor Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay
  • La Follette 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay

As you can see, there are a wealth of great Chardonnay wines to choose from across the world.  We’ve highlighted most of the ones we love in the U.S. as they are generally the most accessible.  In addition, the wines listed have reasonable prices that we feel people will be able to easily afford and will thus want to stock their wine rack with.  While we love the more expensive wines as well, we accept that a wine slightly cheaper in cost is going to be preferred at a time where economics are in a spin.

We would love to see some of these wines in all of our customers’ racks, and, of course, see those customers come in after our official opening in West Palm Beach in 2017.  We’ll be offering great craft beers right alongside our selection of wines and want everyone to try them.

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Jan 2, 2017

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