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California Chardonnay's Big Easy

In a growing season lauded for a lack of drama, 2012 rolls out a large crop of vibrant, fruit-filled wines
James Laube
Issue: July 31, 2014

In 2012, Chardonnay is back in the groove after a one-year stumble in 2011. Ideal weather in the new vintage yielded a healthy crop in a largely uneventful harvest that allowed vintners to pick at leisure. Wine Spectator's James Laube explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 1, 2014.

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