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California's Fresh Whites

August 28, 2013

While Chardonnay remains the most popular and most widely planted white grape in California, other white varieties—bottled as varietal wines or blends—are gaining ground in the Golden State. These exciting bottlings span a wide range of styles and flavors. (Our Napa office reviewed more than 500 aromatic whites in the past year; read the tasting report in the Aug. 31, 2013, issue.)

What do you think is the most exciting "aromatic white" variety grown in California today?

Chenin Blanc



Pinot Gris / Grigio


Sauvignon Blanc

Viognier and Rhône white blends



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