This category also holds a few surprises mixed in with the regular suspects.
Chateau Ste. Michelle is in the running here, as well. It comes as no surprise to me as they have been producing great values throughout their entire portfolio for quite some time now. Jadot has great name recognition and has been doing the same for a different audience for sometime as well. Wente, on the other hand, has really made a move to quality recently and while their Riva Ranch Chardonnay is not my style, it is well made and people definitely seem to like its richness. At the opposite end of the spectrum is Rustenberg from South Africa. It sneaking in at sixth place is a very interesting development. What's driving it?