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.
I am a believer in the "never say never" philosophy. I think it is important to stay open to possibility, and avoiding absolutes often saves a lot of "I told you so's."
It's been a one woman band operation, with help from her husband at harvest.
Those responsible for guiding the house he founded continue to adhere so closely to his original, obsessive criteria.
Do you find that when you order wine you often stick to the same varietals you already know and love?