Chardonnay, the perfect breakfast wine. That is according to some winemakers, who drink it while dipping their toes in the stream and eating bacon and eggs. I like it with buttermilk fried chicken, a lobster roll or a Cobb Salad as well. Each year, this happy grape gets its own day. This year it is Thursday, May 21st, right ahead for some, an unprecedented Shelter in Place Memorial Day Weekend. Whatever your circumstances, take a look at some of our favorites from the team at Planet Grape Wine Review, including several from Jackson Family Wines tasted virtually with their super engaging educator, Master Sommelier Thomas Price.” Happy dipping!



2018 Georges Duboeuf Macon Villages Bougogne $22.99
Lightly creamy, subtle and dry with notes of lemon, chamomile, marzipan and cinnamon roll.

2018 Georges Duboeuf Pouilly Fuisse Bourgogne $39.99
Light, tart, elegant, fresh and dry with notes of apple tart, grilled peach, nutmeg, cashew and vanilla bean.



2018 Black Stallion Chardonnay Napa Valley California $22
Smooth, rich, round and buttery with notes of lemon custard, bananas foster, creme brulee and apple pie.

2017 Brewer Clifton Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills Santa Barbara California $36
Full, complex, dry and delicately textured with notes of lemon zest, Fuji apple, toasted walnut, brie cheese and mushroom quiche. Ripe Burgundian style.

2018 Freemark Abbey Chardonnay Los Carneros Napa Valley California $40
Impressive, rich, round and dry with notes of peach, grilled pineapple, mango nectar, nutmeg, vanilla and coconut. Classic old school Napa style.

2017 Gran Moraine Chardonnay Yamhill Carlton Willamette Valley Oregon $45
Fresh, lively and dry with both intensity and delicacy and notes of lemon bar, buttercream frosting, caramel apple and cinnamon bun.

2018 Maggy Hawk Chardonnay Skycrest Vineyard Anderson Valley Mendocino California $55
Rich, silky, fresh and dry with notes of mandarin, green apple, ripe melon, violet and toasted marshmallow.

2018 Merryvale Chardonnay Carneros Napa Valley California $35
Round and plush with notes of lemon zest, apricot, grilled peach, pineapple and vanilla ice cream.

2018 Qupe Chardonnay Y Block Santa Barbara California $22
Soft, supple and dry with notes of grilled peach, banana bread, apple tart and vanilla ice cream.

2018 Sanctuary Chardonnay Russian River Valley Sonoma California $35
Full and tangy with a sweet-tart sensation and notes of peach nectar, baked apple, violet pastille, Ritz cracker, nutmeg and cinnamon.

2018 SeaFall by Fringe Collective Chardonnay Sonoma Coast California $50
Full, supple, pithy and dry with notes of lemon bar, slivered almond, bosc pear and red apple.

2017 Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Chardonnay Alexander Valley Sonoma California $40
Supple, rich, inviting, round and dry with notes of golden apple, grilled peach, creme brulee and mushroom focaccia. A crowd pleaser.

2017 Willakenzie Estate Chardonnay Yamhill Carlton Willamette Valley Oregon $75
Silky, supple, delicate and creamy with notes of apple tart, butterscotch and cinnamon toast.



2018 Robert Oatley Chardonnay Signature Series Margaret River Western Australia $19.99
Supple and creamy with notes of peach tart, buttered rye toast, vanilla and hot buttered rum.



2018 Santa Ema Chardonnay Reserva Select Terroir Valle de Maipo Chile  $11.99
Rich and creamy with notes of lemon cake, grilled pineapple, glazed doughnut and vanilla custard.


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