Best Chardonnay $20 or under?
My parents and a few family friends are coming over for dinner tonight and we want to buy a very tasty , balanced chardonnay with subtle butter and oak flavors. We have a Total Wine near our house so I have been browsing their selection and cross-checking ratings on cellartracker.
Thus far I have come up with a list of five chards that seem to fit the bill:
2007 Kali Hart ($14.99)
2007 La Crema ($16.99)
2006 Sonoma-Loeb ($17.99)
2006 MacRostie ($19.99)
2006 Smith-Madrone ($19.99)
Any feedback from your experiences drinking these wines would be much appreciated. Also, if you have had a delicious chard under $20 that matches our description but isn't part of my list please name it here.
Thanks for your input!
2005 Massolino Chard $15
2006 Marquese de Casa Concha Chard $18
2006 MArtin Ray Russian River Chard $18
2007 Wente Riva Ranch Chard $18
Someone suggested The Ste Michelle Indian Wells...great pick. Also, the Kali Hart was good when it was $14...I think CT is up over that now when you can find. And the La Crema is my go to.