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
Jul 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.

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