There is just something about a good Chardonnay. This varietal is not only one of the most popular in the world, it is also grows pretty much everywhere. There are Chardonnays that come out of California and can be done in an oak-y and buttery style, and those grapes thrive in the heat. However, the Chardonnays of Oregon are a bit different. For the most part they are dry, crisp, and fresh – with no hint of the butter that some people are accustomed to. While I do like both versions, I absolutely LOVE Oregon Chardonnays. It is especially exciting if
I find them in my under $20 range, like the 2013 A to Z Chardonnay. This is one that is not only a fantastic find, but in the perfect price point.
The 2013 A to Z Chardonnay produced in Dundee was the perfect warm weather wine. From the moment the wine hit my glass I got flavors of ripe lemons and white fruits like green apples and peaches. This wine was fairly dry, and was dying to be paired with anything fresh off the grill. The best part of this wine is that it’s a great value and can be found pretty much anywhere that sells Oregon wine. If you are a Chardonnay lover that is looking for a fantastic bottle under $20 – while keeping it local – look no further. You’ll love this wine!