Chardonnay

Ventana Vineyards 2011 chardonnay

Let me be up front with you. I like chardonnay. I don’t care that it’s what the masses drink (No. 1 varietal in the country) or that sophisticated enophiles roll their eyes at the mention of it and have gone so far as to form a satirical ABC club (Anything But Chardonnay). And I don’t…

Down Under Cellars Chardonnay

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  Does expensive wine taste better? It may if you can see the price tag. This study famously showed that when people were given the same wine at different prices they thought the higher-priced version tasted better. Today’s wine, one of several produced by Bronco Wine Co., the home of Two Buck Chuck, might have had…

WOTW: Earth Day chardonnay

    Ever try to take a bottle of wine on a hike? It’s pretty tricky. The bottle’s heavy, it clinks around and there’s a good chance _ if you’re clumsy like me a great chance _ you’re going to break it and get wine all over. Of course, there are those backpack deals with…

Wine of the Week: Rodney Strong 2009 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay

  Chalk Hill Vineyard /www.rodneystrong.com “The wine cost $30, so it wasn’t expensive.” That was something I heard at an event the other day and my jaw dropped. I realize that not everyone is as cheap as la famille Vinecdote, but still. Thirty bucks! You’re talking one-tenth of a Coach purse right there. The reason…

Wine of the Week: Kendall-Jackson Avant Chardonnay

The Kendall-Jackson winery in Sonoma County has been pumping out tasty, good-value wines for so long that I think they sometimes get overlooked in the wine appreciation world. I have always liked the KJ Vintner’s Reserve chardonnay, so I was interested to see that they’ve come out with a new chardonnay, Avant. Made in stainless…