Tasting notes, March 4. 2023: Chardonnay from around the world


2022 De Wetshof Limestone
$19.99 / Case Price $16
Robertson / South Africa
100% Chardonnay
Stainless steel aged and matured, the Limestone Hill bottling expresses the dense clay soils of its origin. Rich and opulent, this wine proves Chardonnay doesn’t need oak, just ripeness and concentration.
2021 JM Brocard
$27.99 / Case Price $22.40
Chablis / France
100% Chardonnay
Sourced from just outside Chablis, Brocard’s Kimmeridgien is all about chalky soil. Another example of the malleable nature of Chardonnay. Delicious, fresh and stony.
2021 Bravium
Russian River Valley
$24.99 / Case Price $20
Russian River Valley / Sonoma / California
100% Chardonnay
One of the most balanced and thoughtful California Chardonnays you’ll find. Generous and full, but plenty balanced. Sunshine works, just don’t need to think too hard about it.
2019 Moirots
Le Vieux Chateau
On Sale for $30
Montagny / Chalonnaise / France
100% Chardonnay
“Le Vieux Château” is an attractively rich, full-bodied Chardonnay. Sourced from a limestone-based vineyard located in the Montagny appellation, this sturdy white burgundy offers aromas of golden delicious apple and honey.
2019 Bouchard
Les Clous
On Sale for $59.99
Meursault / Beaune / France
100% Chardonnay
Not a 1er Cru, but a renowned site, Les Clous showcases the almond accents on the Meursault appellation. While Puligny may be more focused and Chassagne may be more approachable, Meursault hits the sweet spot between minerality and orchard fruit.
2019 Luca
Block G
$32.99 / Case Price $26.40
Tupungato / Argentina
100% Chardonnay
You may have been wondering when we were going to bring oak to the conversation. Luca’s Chardonnay is a great example of integration, the wood treatment adding rather than detracting.