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Bright, Unoaked Chardonnays for a Bright Spring

After a boom of popularity in the late 90’s to early 2000’s, Chardonnay has taken a lot of heat. Beyond market saturation, the issue was that many winemakers were oaking (or over-oaking) this crisp, bright grape. While oak is critical for a high-scoring red wine, it is detrimental to a Chardonnay. Luckily, the more winemakers […] Read More »

The Chardonnay Renaissance

If you consider yourself a wine-lover or if you’ve ever muttered the words “I prefer red wines,” chances are you have rolled your eyes at a Chardonnay before. At the end of the 1990’s, the population seemed to have had enough of Chardonnay. We judged and even shamed Chardonnay lovers and opted for Pinot Grigio […] Read More »

Chardonnay Coming Back Strong in Stainless Steel

Chardonnay has long been one of the best-selling and most-produced wines in the country. It is, perhaps, the first wine we try when we come of age and, more than likely, the first wine we find palatable as a young 21-year-old with a lingering sweet tooth. It is likely that same sweet flavor or aroma […] Read More »