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10 Spicy California Chardonnays

New reviews of whites from Bouchaine, Cuvaison, La Crema and more
Hannah Henry
The Poseidon vineyards are located at the junction of Carneros Creek and the Napa River, a cool-climate area of the North Coast.
Aaron Romano
Posted: July 23, 2018


While Chardonnay is often defined by its diversity of styles, we found a common thread among these 10 California wines from recent tastings. While there's still a range here, from rich and buttery to light and crisp, these Chardonnays all have a streak of spice running through them. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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