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8 California Chardonnays at 90+ Points

New reviews of coastal whites from Mendocino, Sonoma, Santa Barbara and beyond
Talley makes wines from six vineyards in San Luis Obispo county.
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Talley makes wines from six vineyards in San Luis Obispo county.
Augustus Weed
Posted: January 7, 2019


This week we explore some of the different styles of Chardonnay coming out of California, from rich and creamy to structured and elegant. Vintners continue to experiment with the grape, especially those in cool-climate sites along the coast who emphasize the grape's natural acidity. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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