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Apr 24

Old World vs. New world Wines – Series 1: Chardonnay

Old World

Drouhin 2012 Macon Villages $12.99
Crisp, unoaked Chardonnay with lovely lemon and acacia aromas and flavors. Perfect with halibut, salmon or goat cheese

Garnier 2010 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu $29.99
The perfect oyster wine!  Lush yet mineral driven Chardonnay with no oak and zesty lemon,  pineapple, white and green fruit notes. Exotic with underlying depth and a lingering finish.

Giroud 2010 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru $142.99
This is a wine which demonstrrates the amazing potential of noble Chardonnay. Very complex with lovely spice notes, full-bodied pineapple and other melon fruit. The Giroud shows outstanding depth, balance and finish. A definite “wow” wine you will not easily forget

New World

Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros 2012 $39.99
This is the benchmark for the California style of buttery and oaky Chardonnay, rich and generous with flavors and aromas of creamy apple and pear with hints of melon and pineapple that meld with toasty vanilla. The oak and buttery character on this wine would pair beautifully with grilled seafood.

Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012 $22.99
This Chardonnay is brimming with flavors of yellow apple, pear, with a hint of tropical fruit, vanilla and butterscotch underscored by a balancing acidity and minerality keeping it focused through the lengthy finish. This is a perfect partner for simply roasted chicken.

Ventana Monterey Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2012 $13.99
Classic flavors of California’s Central coast with big tropical fruit that calls out flavors of mango and pineapple with some apple and pear backing it up with an under current of spice and floral notes. The ripeness and fruit on this Chardonnay ties in well with white fleshed fish with a mango salsa or fruit garnish.

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