10 Best Chardonnays from Issue 232

Nearly 1,000 Chardonnays were tasted in our latest Wine Advocate Issue in regions spanning across the globe. “Exciting results are blossoming throughout Willamette Valley,” states editor-in-chief Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, about the Oregon wine region. She notes the "stellar wines available from Ponzi, Bergstrom, Domaine Divio, Minimus, Aubichon, Domaine Drouhin, Sequitur, Goodfellow Family Cellars and Walter Scott, just to name a few.”

And Oregon is just the tip of the Chardonnay iceberg. Here, we’ve plucked the top 10 from Issue 232, all rated 95 points and higher.

2016 Domaine René et Vincent Dauvissat • Chablis Grand Cru les Clos
“To put in the most banal of terms...wow. That sums it up in three letters.”

2014 Bethel Heights • Chardonnay The High Wire
“…this wine ticks all the Chardonnay boxes and then some.”

“This is very pure and possesses breathtaking focus.”

“The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos has a stunning bouquet with touches of peppermint and spice, primal but very energetic.”

“It is a deeply complex les Preuses that will need a decade in bottle to show what it is really made of.”

“The finish is especially long.”

“This fulfills all that promise it showed in barrel.”

“It's about everything you could wish for in a mature Meursault.”

“Medium-bodied, very fresh and very fine, the palate reveals a gorgeous creamy texture and wonderful flavor intensity…”

“The 2015 Chardonnay Sigrid conjures notions of peaches, pink grapefruit and green guava…”

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