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best cali chard under $15

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My husband is in the Los Angeles area on business and offered to bring home some wine for me. We live in Canada (Toronto) and Californian Chardonnays that sell for $20+ here are sometimes $10 and under there. SO, I'm looking for recommendations on the best inexpensive Californian chardonnays...hidden gems, tried and true, anything!

Thank you all in advance.

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  1. Some good recs in this recent New York Times article:
    http://events.nytimes.com/2009/03/04/...

    1. Foxglove, the second label for Varner.

      1. "Best" is so subjective.

        What style of CA chard do you usually drink?

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        1. re: invinotheresverde

          Here are some that I drink fairly regularly that are expensive in Toronto and much less so in California;

          Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Chardonnay
          Ironstone Vineyards Chardonnay Reserve
          I LOVE Cakebread, but it's far too expensive here.
          Toasted Head