9 Exceptional Napa and Sonoma Chardonnays at 90+ Points

These new reviews show a range of outstanding Chardonnay styles from Northern California

9 Exceptional Napa and Sonoma Chardonnays at 90+ Points
Cuvaison crafts noteworthy Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from its more than 200 acres of vines in Napa Valley's Carneros district. (Robert Holmes)
Oct 4, 2021

Sonoma County is California’s heartland for remarkable Chardonnays. And its Russian River Valley is one of the best appellations for vibrant, full-flavored versions. The following list includes some of the best recent releases from this prestigious AVA. Also in the mix are wines from elsewhere in Sonoma County, as well as from neighboring Napa Valley. Here, Chardonnay does best in cooler climates, like that of Carneros.

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