As California winemakers continue to turn away from the oaky Chardonnay trends of a few years ago, a few high-end vintners are distinguishing themselves with vintages that rise above the thin, neutral-tasting Chardonnays that are aged in stainless steel rather than traditional oak barrels. Among them is Chamisal Vineyards of the Central California coast. Their 2011 Chamisal Vineyards Stainless Chardonnay is fresh, crisp and fruit driven with bright citrus and kiwi flavors. Read more.
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