Chardonnay is the Golden State's most popular and widely grown white grape. And if you're looking to taste some of California's most affordable and high-quality versions, the wines in this week's selection are hard to beat. They offer a good diversity of sources too, from single-vineyard bottlings to regional blends. The top wines come from California's Chardonnay heartland, Sonoma, and are joined by notable expressions from Napa Valley and the Central Coast.
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