Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the great grapes of the wine world. It is a true workhorse planted in almost every wine- producing country and it is a great chameleon that expresses the terroir of where it came from and the occasionally heavy hand of the winemaker. While it is not unusual to hear someone say “I don’t like chardonnay” that is almost akin to saying you don’t like wine, as there are so many different styles and interpretations to uncover. The top performers this year illustrate this with their range of styles and geographical locations. For a focus on terroir and purity of fruit look to Norman Hardie while more classic old-world styling can be found with the Joseph Drouhin Pouilly-Fuisse. Explore and discover how good chardonnay can be. Margaux Burgess

BEST IN CLASS

Norman Hardie 2014 Niagara Chardonna
Niagara, Ontario
$41-43 CSPC 740110

 

 

 

 

 

TOP VALUE

Los Vascos 2015 Chardonnay
Chile
$17-18 CSPC 738877

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Twill Cellars 2014 Chardonnay Willamette Valley
Oregon, United States
$32-34 CSPC 787033

 

 

 

 

 

Tinhorn Creek 2015 Oldfield Reserve Chardonnay
Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley
$38-40 CSPC 784497

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Drouhin 2015 Pouilly Fuisse
Maconaise, France
$33-35 CSPC 49478

 

 

 

 

 

Chalk Hill 2015
Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, California
$33-35 CSPC 76903

 

 

 

 

Fox Trot 2015 Stumpy Vineyard
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
$50-55 CSPC 794281

 

 

 

 

 

Villa Maria 2015
Private Bin Gisborne Chardonnay
Gisborne, New Zealand
$16-18 CSPC 780369

 

 

 

 

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