2010 U.S. Open Wine Championships - Chardonnay


Chardonnay
Chardonnay was the most popular white wine through the 1990's. This wine have a variety of styles and flavor characteristics. Chardonnay wines are produced all over the world but the most famous are probably those made from the Chardonnay grape in France, but the Chardonnay grape is equally at home in New Zealand and California.

1.
Soquel 2007 Partners' Reserve - Trout Gulch Vineyard, Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA (Price: $28)


2.
Davis Bynum 2007 Chardonnay - Russian River Valley (Price:$35)
3.
Woodward Canyon 2007 Chardonnay - Washington (Price: $36)
4.
Sakonnet 2007 Estate Grown and Bottled Reserve Chardonnay, Rhode Island (Price: $19)
5.
Small Wonders 2008 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley (Price: $14)
6.
Jarvis 2007 Estate Grown Cave Fermented Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA (Price: $48)
7.
Eos 2007 Private Reserve Chardonnay, Paso Robles (Price: $14)
8.
Stellar Organics 2009 Chardonnay, Western Cape, CA (Price: $10)
9.
The Crusher 2008 Wilson Vineyard Chardonnay, Clarksburg, CA (Price:$13)
10.
Mayacamas 2006 Chardonnay, Mount Veeder, CA (Price:$35)

 

   
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This listing of the America's Best Chardonnay was compiled with the help from a Wine Group called Wine Addiction. This list is constantly being revised as we experience and learn about more of America's Great Wine. So, if you feel you we have missed a great Chardonnay, please send us a bottle. know!