For the ABC crowd out there……stop. Just stop. This isn’t 1995, and Chardonnay is generally not the big-huge butter bomb from California that started the ABC movement. You can still find those if you look, but it is so, so, so much more. There are beautiful expressions of this grape coming in all shapes and sizes, from all parts of the world. It’s inconceivable to me that there could be anyone who enjoys wine that cannot find a Chardonnay they love.
This past weekend, much good wine was enjoyed, but I am focusing this post on three Chardonnays in particular. OK, the first one isn’t a single-varietal Chardonnay, but it’s a Chard-heavy blend so that counts, dammit!
Next up, a reliable producer from South Africa, who never gets it wrong.
And, the pièce de résistance of this little blog entry, a spectacular Chardonnay from the Okanagan.
Next up: The rosé blog entry is underway (I will likely pair that with a video), and a video and blog entry regarding some very different styles of Albariño is also coming up. Stay tuned!