A damp spring and heat spikes made for a difficult vintage in California Chardonnay
Buying great Chardonnay from California is usually one of the surest bets in wine, but the 2003 vintage makes it a bit more challenging. There's no reason to panic, though. There are enough excellent wines from this vintage to carry you through this year to the 2004 vintage, which should be tremendous.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 31, 2005.