From Tasting Panel Magazine | July 2018
“After tasting more than 75 Chardonnays over the past several months, our team battened down the hatches to choose our ten best from the bunch. While there were many fine competitors, these wines stood out for taste, character, mouthfeel, balance and all the other important attributes that make a wine noteworthy. These wines work hard for the retailer and the restaurateur by offering outstanding value for customers in this competitive, high-volume segment. These ratings are based on scores within this tasting group of wines.
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Matchbook 2016 Old Head Chardonnay, Dunnigan Hills($15)
Aged six months in previously used barrels, this golden straw– colored wine carries a toasted aroma with a smooth, buttery mouthfeel full of creamy fruit, almond paste, and melon preceding a long finish with a bit ofminerality. 92