04 Chardonnay Richness from California

A smaller crop includes plenty of stars, as Sonoma struts its stuff
James Laube
Issue: July 31, 2006

Following the solid but mixed 2003 vintage, 2004 is the new kid on the market and it is tremendous, an exceptional year for this superstar wine. As Golden State winemakers continue to fine-tune, with superior clones, deeper experience in the cellar and, especially, better vineyard sites, it's all good news for California Chardonnay lovers.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 31, 2006.

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