Chardonnay

2016 Maison Foucher Lebrun Chardonnay ‘Petit le Mont,’ Loire

2016 Maison Foucher Lebrun Chardonnay ‘Petit le Mont,’ Loire
$14.99

This is a delicate and detailed example of great organically farmed Chardonnay from the Loire River Valley.  The Petit Le Mont is sourced from multiple parcels in the Southern Touraine on clay and limestone rich soils, with a bit of silex and tuffeau that add intensity and aroma to the wine.  These wines are produced using only stainless steel tanks, so there is no oak influence inhibiting the clarity of the pure Chardonnay flavors.  That said, the wine is rested on the lees for 6 months prior to bottling for added textur

2015 Irony Chardonnay, Monterey County

2015 Irony Chardonnay, Monterey County
$8.99

Finding a Monterey County Chardonnay at $8.99 is a tall order, yet we found this outstanding offering from Irony.  This Chardonnay shows bold flavors of tropical fruit, ripe apple, and lemon custard, with depth and complexity reflecting a much higher price point.  The Monterey AVA is part of the Central Coast AVA and contains five smaller AVA’s.  Monterey is a cool growing region with plenty of sunshine and a long growing season.  Large diurnal shifts in the daily temperatures contribute to the big flavors with

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