5 Affordable Chardonnays From the Latest Issue

One hundred and sixty-four Chardonnays were tasted in our Interim End of September Issue, with the majority coming out of California’s Central Coast. And super buttery Chardonnays don’t have to break the bank. These five wines are of great value—all under $20—without sacrificing flavor. 

“Delivering open, up-front applesauce and pineapple notes with a toasty waft…”

“Light to medium-bodied, refreshing and with a good intensity of straightforward apple-laced fruit, its appeal is its simplicity and purity.”

“…a delicate and refreshing expression with appealing purity and good intensity.”

“The 2016 Chardonnay Santa Margarita Ranch has ripe peaches, apple pie and toasted cashews on the nose with a suggestion of brioche.”

“…ripe stone fruit and tropical notes in the mouth with a lovely spiciness to the finish.”

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