Top 10 Chardonnays You Can Find Tonight

Find these great Chardonnays at almost any wine shop


Simple and fresh with hints of coconut and vanilla framing a fresh core of peach, apple and lemon fruit. 86pts Read the Full Review

Acidity: Medium
Perceived Sweetness: Low
Oak: Low
Spicy Flavors: Medium Low
Savory Flavors: Low
Fruity Flavors: Medium
Intensity of Flavor: Medium
Weight in Mouth: Medium Low

2011 Freemark Abbey Chardonnay Napa Valley 13.5% $30

Big and intense with vibrant acidity and fresh fruit flavors of apple skins, honeycomb and dried lemon flavors in a Burgundian styled wine. 91pts Read the Full Review

Acidity: Medium High
Perceived Sweetness: Low
Oak: Medium Low
Spicy Flavors: Low
Savory Flavors: Medium
Fruity Flavors: Medium High
Intensity of Flavor: Medium High
Weight in Mouth: Medium High

2011 Franciscan Estate Chardonnay Napa Valley 13.5% $18

Fruity and firm with tart apple, pineapple and under-ripe apricot flavors layered over hints of almonds and steely minerality. 89pts Read the Full Review

Acidity: Medium High
Perceived Sweetness: Low
Oak: Medium Low
Spicy Flavors: Medium
Savory Flavors: Low
Fruity Flavors: Medium High
Intensity of Flavor: Medium High
Weight in Mouth: Medium

2010 Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 14.9% $30

Very aromatic and intense with low acidity and a smooth, soft style that accents the sweet, ripe flavors of apple, pear and pineapple fruit over a base of waxy oak. 89pts Read the Full Review

Acidity: Medium Low
Perceived Sweetness: Low
Oak: Medium Low
Spicy Flavors: Low
Savory Flavors: Medium
Fruity Flavors: Medium
Intensity of Flavor: Medium High
Weight in Mouth: Medium High

2010 Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Riva Ranch Heritage Block Arroyo Seco, Ca 13.5% $20

Assertive acidity balances out sweet, tropical fruit flavors and creamy, buttery oak flavors in this large scaled wine. 89pts Read the Full Review

Acidity: Medium
Perceived Sweetness: Medium Low
Oak: Medium Low
Spicy Flavors: Medium Low
Savory Flavors: Medium Low
Fruity Flavors: Medium
Intensity of Flavor: Medium High
Weight in Mouth: Medium

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Chardonnay You Can Find Tonight

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Jordan Chardonnay (2010)
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Rodney Strong Chardonnay Chalk Hill Reserve (2009)
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Ferrari Carano Chardonnay Alexander Valley (2010)
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Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Stagecoach (2011)
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Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County Chardonnay (2011)
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Independent Producers Chardonnay (2011)
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Freemark Abbey Chardonnay Napa (2011)
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Franciscan Oakville Estate Chardonnay (2011)
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Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley (2010)
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Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Riva Ranch Heritage Block (2010)
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La Crema 'Sonoma' Chardonnay (2011)
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The Seeker Chardonnay (2010)
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Bogle Chardonnay California (2011)
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Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay Monterey Santa Barbara (2010)
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Mirassou California Chardonnay (2011)
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