More and more folks whose every day wine is domestic Chardonnay are moving away from the big oaky buttery style to chard's that are cleaner and crisper. This translates to wines that are aged in less oak. Don't misunderstand me......these wines are not burgundies....you still taste oak but it just doesn't beat you over the head!
I have several options for you that sell well. The first is Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay 2016. With only 40% aged in oak, the wine has a smooth elegant taste and dry finish. At $17.50 it is a great "coin tosser". A meal wine as well as a just open and drink wine. Here is the link:
The second wine is Bench Russian River Valley Chardonnay and there is a sense of urgency on this one. This is another chard that is only 40% barrel fermented so you can taste the oak but on the palate it is crisp and well textured. The deal here is the price of the wine has jumped $3.00 a bottle. Currently I'm selling the wine at $15.45 a bottle but that will jump to $19.60 a bottle. I've got one case left at the old price so someone should jump on it.
I'll end the Sonoma swing with a third "coin tosser" LOLA Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016. Rated 90 by Robert Parker's Wind Advocate, this one is similar in style as the other two but slightly more complex. $18.85
Give me a call with questions on these or other wines of interest to you.
The Wine Guy