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Magazine Archives: July 31, 2002

A Buyer's Market for Chardonnay

2000 is a very good vintage, and prices are attractive
James Laube
Issue: July 31, 2002

California Chardonnay's 2000 vintage is a solid though not exciting effort, with plenty of very good wines and enough outstanding ones to generate interest. The bigger positive is prices. A highly competitive market awash with wines has forced most wineries to freeze or even lower prices, a situation that hasn't been seen in California for a long time.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 31, 2002.

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