December 31, 1996 Introduction: The Top 100 California Chardonnay finally rises to the top of the Top 100, our roster of the most exciting wines released in 1996. It's a year highlighted by affordability in the Top 10, where every wine but one costs less than $30.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 31, 1996.
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