Happy National Chardonnay Day!

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Today is National Chardonnay Day! My favorite wine of all Chardonnay. To celebrate this day, I wanted to list a few of my favorite wines in multiple price points.

14 Hands Vineyards Chardonnay $12
From Washington State, this Chardonnay offers bright aromas of apples and pears with a touch of caramel and spice. Elegant fruit flavors give way to hints of butter and vanilla, ending with a juicy finish.

Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay $36
For many many years, Cakebread was my favorite Chardonnay. It's a bold chardonnay that is fragrant, with aromas of ripe pear, apple and guava fruit complemented by hints of honeysuckle, mineral and toasted oak. .

Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay $25
Landmark is my new favorite Chardonnay. We were introduced to it at my fried Tara's bacherlorette weekend. Overlook Chardonnay has a golden hue with complex aromas of lemongrass, freshly peeled grapefruit, and honeydew melon. On the palate, white peach, chalk, and lively citrus notes complete this refreshing wine.

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay $12 
The Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay is a light-bodied wine that reveals a pure expression of the varietal. The wine displays aromas of lemon seed, green mangoes and orange blossoms. On the palate, layers of citrus fruit flavors combine with lively acidity, creating a refreshing style of Chardonnay.

Le Crema Chardonnay $23
"This vintage opens with bright aromas of lemon drop, supported by ripe pear, toffee and hints of jasmine. The palate adds flavors of stone fruit and yellow plum, with lively citrus notes. Sweet vanilla and lingering baking spice add richness and texture to the long, fresh finish." - Elizabeth Grant-Douglas, Winemaker

Jacobs Creek Chardonnay $10
This Australian Chardonnay is medium-bodied Chardonnay offers attractive lemon, ripe peach, melon and subtle oak flavors.

Bonterra Chardonnay $12

A rich, buttery chardonnay that is fragarent with aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed by tropical aromas of pineapple, citrusy lemon and crème brulee. The wine is refreshing on the palate, with a minerality that is both bright and clean, drawing you into a vibrant tartness and lemon zest.

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