A Buyer's Market for Chardonnay
2000 is a very good vintage, and prices are attractive
California Chardonnay's 2000 vintage is a solid though not exciting effort, with plenty of very good wines and enough outstanding ones to generate interest. The bigger positive is prices. A highly competitive market awash with wines has forced most wineries to freeze or even lower prices, a situation that hasn't been seen in California for a long time.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 31, 2002.