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Classics of California Chardonnay

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Classics of California Chardonnay

California leads the world in Chardonnay, its most planted variety. The state was the first in the world to bottle Chardonnay under varietal labeling, establishing the practice for all of the New World. California’s unique clonal selections for the variety are now grown around the world. And in the cellar, California helped bring greater understanding to new techniques for making more refined, and more flavorful expressions of the variety. Join us for an interactive panel discussion and tasting considering California’s classics of Chardonnay, its unique history, and its range of styles from different parts of the state.

Date: Tuesday, April 13
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM EST
Moderator: Elaine Chukan Brown

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Featured Wines

Click on a wine below for the tasting note.

1. GRGICH HILLS, 2017, Napa Valley Chardonnay
2. DAVIS BYNUM, 2017, River West Vineyard, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
3. ARTESA, 2016 (2017 ONT), Los Carneros, Chardonnay, Napa Valley
4. WENTE, 2019 Morning Fog Chardonnay, Livermore Valley
5. J. LOHR, 2017 (2018 ONT), Arroyo Vista Chardonnay Arroyo Seco, Monterey
6. EDNA VALLEY VINEYARDS, 2019, Chardonnay, Central Coast


Meet the Panelists

Elaine Chukan Brown

Elaine Chukan Brown

Moderator
Ivo Jeramez

Ivo Jeramez

Director of Winemaking, Grgich Hills
Niki Wente

Niki Wente

Fifth Generation Winemaker, Viticulture, Wente Vineyards
Kristen Barnhisel

Kristen Barnhisel

Winemaker - White Wines, J.Lohr