“Chardonnay” is instantly recognized as “white wine”, but not always understood to be a grape variety! Its most famous expression is White Burgundy (Puligny-Montrachet, Chablis), but Chardonnay is an enthusiastic world traveler with unlimited quality potential, happily responding to a many a winemaker’s vision. If you walk into a barrel room of freshly made Chard, it smells like thousands of just-cut apples laced with fresh vanilla bean! Made in to a Blanc de Blancs Champagne, it will resonate with chalky minerality. Crafted through malolactic fermentation, it smells like buttered popcorn. Grown in California’s Central Coast, its pineapple-mango-melon notes are positively tropical. We’ll present the widest range of Chards: White Burgundy and Champagne for sure, Italy, multiple West Coast AVA’s, New Zealand, South Africa, oaked, un-oaked, buttery, austere and in-between.