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Acacia Chardonnay Carneros rated 89 for $23
Delightfully pure, clean and elegant, with juicy, mouthwatering green apple, pear, citrus and green fig flavors. Tightly focused, long and persistent on the finish. Drink now. 74,000 cases made.
Buehler Chardonnay Russian River Valley rated 88 for $16
Fresh grass, honeydew, honeysuckle, pear and citrus notes are elegant and graceful, smooth and long. Drink now. 20,000 cases made.
Edna Valley Chardonnay Central Coast rated 88 for $15
Rich and full-bodied, presenting a range of tropical fruit cocktail, pear and melon flavors End a bit simpler. Drink now. 275,000 cases made.
Four Vines Chardonnay Santa Barbara County Naked Unoaked rated 88 for $12
This offers a mix of citrus-infused green apple, pineapple and mango notes, presented in a fresh, snappy style, with flavors that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 50,000 cases made.
Frei Brothers Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve rated 88 for $20
Lots of spice, creamy oak and vanilla notes join vibrant pear, melon, honeysuckle and floral scents, ending smooth and graceful. Drink now. 135,000 cases made.
Robert Mondavi Chardonnay Napa Valley rated 88 for $18
A subtle, complex, delicate style, with a mix of white peach, citrus, green apple and spice flavors. Clean and refined, ending with a touch of pithiness. Drink now. 64,288 cases made.
Smoking Loon Chardonnay California Steelbird Unoaked rated 88 for $9
A zesty grapefruit edge accents the core of this juicy mix of citrus and green fruits. Refreshing and clean, this ends with a dash of pithy citrus peel. Drink now. 47,000 cases made.
Sterling Chardonnay Napa Valley rated 88 for $18
The pithiness of the texture stands out, with citrus peel spice and edginess. The core flavors emphasize ripe pear, melon and fig. Ends clean and snappy. Drink now. 45,000 cases made.
Fetzer Chardonnay California Sundial rated 87 for $10
Fresh and vibrant, with spicy citrus, green apple and spice flavors, showing the presence of cedar and dill on the finish. Drink now. 297,318 cases made
Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey County rated 87 for $13
Well done, and even more appealing for the price, this presents a mix of pithy citrus, green apple, melon and spice flavors, ending a bit clipped. Drink now. 325,000 cases made.
all wine ratings and notes from WineSpectator