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Tinder, Oak, and Chardonnay

When it comes to California Chardonnay, you can go in many different directions. From lean to opulent, there is a wide spectrum of styles. And Jordan Winery, encompassing 1,200 gorgeous acres of Alexander Valley, really tickled my fancy with how their Chardonnay flag flies. I’ve been enjoying Chardonnay from Jordan for the last few vintages and they really [More]

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Six-Pack of 2012 California Chardonnay: Butterfly Kisses, Creamsicles

Did you once love California Chardonnay, but were dismayed by too much toasty oak and buttery bombast? Yeah, me too. I turned my back on the white wines that weaned me during the salad days of my drinking. But now I’ve returned. And I’m finding that I like oak on my Chardonnay. I just don’t [More]

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Getting to Know California Chardonnay With Its First Family: Wente Vineyards

The Wine Without Worry podcast is back! And I’m excited to announce the show’s sponsor, Wente Vineyards. As a way to welcome them to the program, I welcome Carolyn Wente as a guest. She’s not only the CEO but also a fourth generation winegrower. And since The Wentes are known as California’s First Family of [More]

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