One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While practically every country in the wine producing world grows it, Chardonnay from its?Burgundian?homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. As far as cellar potential, white Burgundy rivals the world?s other age-worthy whites like Riesling or botrytized Semillon.?California?is Chardonnay?s second most important home, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia and South America are also significant producers of Chardonnay.
A rather stunning deal for the price, this bottling shows creamy lemon, lime blossom and a hint of hazelnut, set against a chalky backbone. The palate shows a flash of sweetness then tightens around a steely core, offering orange skin tang, zingy lime rind and slightly richer hints of cashew cream.