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I need a really great Chardonnay to give to my mother-in-law. She’s a Chardonnay fanatic! Any suggestions?

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  1. avonlady wrote on :

    Porter Family Vineyards Chardonnay

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  2. Rita Tillim wrote on :

    I live in NY and I feel Long Island wines are quite good. Paumonok Chardonnay is one of my faves. There is also a good NJ wine ….Laurita chardonnay I find is also very good. Have a happy!

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  3. Mary Gobbo wrote on :

    Chateau grand traverse Chardonnay late harvest 2004

    Sonoma

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  4. Mary Gobbo wrote on :

    Chateau grand traverse Chardonnay late harvest 2004

    Sonoma

    I think she would really enjoy the first one!

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  5. Marilyn McMillan wrote on :

    Mirassou! I love everything about this brand – the price (around $10), the taste, and it’s very easy to find! Mirassous also makes the best Pinot Noir around, if you’d like to try a fruit-forward, smooth and mellow red.

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  6. Geri Brin wrote on :

    Iron Horse or Sonoma Cutrer

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  7. Jane Soher wrote on :

    Sterling Chardonnay is a lovely wine !

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  8. Robin Rendina wrote on :

    it depends on what kind of chardonay. I prefer a light clean crisp tasting one. Not exspendsive at all, LaTerre. I t also comes in a zinfindal, and Merlot. California wine.

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  9. laurie schenker wrote on :

    Sonoma Cutrer or Conundrum are Excellent….She’ll love you even more ~!!!

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  10. Marcia Robinson wrote on :

    It’s been so long since I’ve had Chardonnay. Sorry. My preferences run to Sancerre or Sauvignon Blanc but if I do think of one in my previous life, I’ll let you know. WOW! Just remembered. Kendall Jackson was one of my all time favorites when I did drink Chardonnay. Makes me think I should start again.

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  11. SHERRI STECK wrote on :

    I know it will sound unlikely but some of my favorite wines come from…..Idaho..St Chapelle is a great little winery with exceptionally good “whites”…they are reallly worth a try

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  12. Louise Fadness wrote on :

    If you can find one, J. Lohr makes wonderful chardonnays. Chateau St. Michel is also very good and consistent. If you can afford it, try introducing your MIL to a French reisling. Contrary to their German cousins, French reislings are crisp and flinty and are delicious served very cold. Another guru mentioned Montrachet – now that is one heavenly wine! Good luck.

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  13. Barbara Luke wrote on :

    Stag’s Leap makes a good Chardonnay, Also Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay

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  14. victoria dorney wrote on :

    The 2007 Cameron Hughes Lot 115 Russian River Chardonnay about $10 rated 90 pts is focused, stylished and good.
    Another is the 2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay also rated 90 pts and about $10 is a true Californian Chard-fruity, balanced and expressive.
    For something sweeter if that is her preference then the 2008 Rustenberg Stellennbosch Chardonnay at about $20 and rated 92 pts has a touch of residual sugar but the acidity gives it an excellent depth. After the 3rd glass some find it too sweet.

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  15. JeaneMarie Hall wrote on :

    Fat Bastard Chardonnay 2005 (It has a happy fat little Rhrino on the label)

    Chardonnay
    from France
    An elegant, pale golden color with aromas of vanilla, hazelnut and toast. A full-bodied Chardonnay with bright, fresh fruit flavors and a hint of oak.” This is a very reasonably priced Chardonnay which you maybe able to pick up for around $10.00. Salute`

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  16. Kay Fletcher wrote on :

    For a really great gift, step it up a bit with one of the following: Argyle from Willamette Valley-$20, Argyle Nuthouse Reserve-$35, Cakebread Cellars Napa-$50, Chateau Montelena 2008-$50, Far Niente Napa-$60. My favorite unoaked chardonnay is Kim Crawford Marlborough-$18.

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  17. Karen Canning-Millar wrote on :

    At around $18 a bottle, Rodney Strong is an excellent choice for an ‘every day’ selection.

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    • Barbara Phelps wrote on :

      Rodney Strong would be my first choice also, they make a superior Sauvignon Blanc also!

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  18. Denise Meckelvaney wrote on :

    Like so many it is a personal preference. If she like something mild (my favorite) I just tried the Chardonnay by Francis Copolla. Very smooth.

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  19. Heidi McLain wrote on :

    You mean really, really great? Go for the best. A Chassagne-Montrachet (white Burgundy). White Burgundy sets the standard for Chardonnay. But if she’s more New World in her tastes (basically anywhere but Europe), a big, oaky, buttery Chardonnay from California is the antithesis of Burgundy. Think Mer Soleil or Rombauer. My current favorite Chardonnay, however, is La Follette Chardonnay, made by Greg La Follette, the great winemaker for Tandem and Flowers wineries. Beautiful nose, beautiful balance, and tastes great!

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    • victoria dorney wrote on :

      OMG Chassagne Montrachet-soooo good, but unless I am in certain areas on Long Island-it is a tad hard to find!

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      well, I’m in NY and there’s a great Fairway wine story near me. I’ll look for it! thanks….

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      wow–this is a GREAT description. thanks so much. I”m going to copy and past this onto the card when I give her the wine! Just found a review for La Folette “Sangiacomo Vineyard” and the wine expert thoroughly agrees with you….

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      Just wanted to let you know, I splurged for the Chassagne Montrachet! The excellent wine-seller at my local shop recommended one he likes. I have yet to hear from my mother in law whether she’s tried it, but she was impressed by the bottle 🙂 I’ll let you know when it receives rave reviews!

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  20. Vonna Husby wrote on :

    Kendall Jackson if she likes her wine dry.

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    • Barbara Phelps wrote on :

      Almost all Kendall Jackson wines are top rate!

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      thanks vonna! how funny…check the recommendation right below this! great minds . . .

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  21. Loraine Alcorn wrote on :

    I think she will love Ramey Russiar River its sooo good !

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      I heard great things about Russian River! will definitely give this a shot…

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  22. Jo Shemaria wrote on :

    This is my favorite. It’s very buttery and yummy!
    Rombauer Chardonnay
    winemaker’s notes:
    Rich and vibrant tropical fruit flavors blend with toasty oak notes. Peach, pear and a touch of pineapple integrate with creamy vanilla. This full-bodied wine has a velvety and lingering mouth feel. Our favorite pairing for this wine includes pasta primavera, halibut and grilled chicken.

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      thanks for the info! this description made my mouth water….great suggestion.

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  23. Marcia Reed wrote on :

    Foley, Far Niente, Kistler

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  24. Marla Jean Huisman wrote on :

    You can’t go wrong with Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay..I believe it comes from Washington State. It’s more oaky and buttery than other chardonnays, so it’s extremely smooth. Usually price is at $12 or so. I love it!

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  25. Christia Sale wrote on :

    La Creme is always good and I also like Bonterra Chardonnay. It is an organic wine, and really nice for the price. Cheers!

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      Love the organic idea….thanks!

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