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This is a report on 230 domestic Chardonnays representative of what can be found on grocery store shelves in Northern California. Many of these Chardonnays can be found in grocery stores in the 35 states in the U.S. where wine sales at such stores are permitted. This is the first time such a comprehensive critical tasting and analysis has been done of widely distributed grocery store Chardonnays.
Do you find that when you order wine you often stick to the same varietals you already know and love?
Out of the 150-plus Sta. Rita Hills wines I sampled over the past year, I rated a high percentage of them, over 46 percent
The Mathieu family has grown grapes in what is now the Aube region of Champagne since the 1700s. Over the decades the Mathieus
"I think that going forward we will continue trying to produce high quality Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, but in order
West of West is the early August weekend festival devoted to wines made from grapes farmed on the far western coastline of Sonoma County. This year was the event's third outing, and it was one of the most enjoyable and well organized regionally focused wine events I've ever attended.
Sanford & Benedict is one of California's most historically significant and renowned vineyards because it proved two things: Santa Barbara County is a superlative spot for growing Pinot Noir, and the Sta. Rita Hills appellation is a fabulous cool climate location for vines in general.
Two more Santa Barbara County producers I visited last month whose wines greatly impressed me possess winemakers who are highly respected by their peers.