Great Grapes: Chardonnay: California
The Golden State's dominant grape variety
Issue: May 15, 2008
Though Chardonnay has been grown in California for more than 150 years, the white wine boom of the 1970s triggered rapid growth in both acreage and demand. Since then, it has become the state's dominant grape variety, with more than 90,000 acres planted.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 9, 2008.