California Cool

A new style of cooler-climate Chardonnay has swept the Golden State, with richly flavored wines showing purity and freshness

California Cool
Fog blankets Kistler’s Vine Hill Vineyard in Sonoma, where sandy soils yielded exceptional Chardonnay in 2017. (JBH photo)
From the Aug 31, 2020, issue

A pure, fresh style of Chardonnay is making waves in the Golden State, resetting consumers’ expectations for this popular grape.

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