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California Chardonnay

Strength lies in diversity
James Laube
Issue: January 31, 2005

Chardonnay is still the champion of California white wines. For now, its lead in quality and popularity are insurmountable. Like Cabernet, however, Chardonnay is facing challenges, especially from the ranks of Sauvignon Blanc, which enjoyed its best year ever in 2002.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2005.

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