March 20 & 21
2018’s 5 Best Chardonnay Wines Under $30
The judges of the London Wine Competition 2018 blind tasted all the wines and assessed them on three factors, Quality, Value and Packaging. Here are the 5 best award-winning Chardonnay Wines under $30 that you should try in 2018.
Judges of the London Wine Competition 2018 tasted many fantastic wines and rated them as per 3 key aspects, which included Value as one of the prime factors. Here are the 5 Best Chardonnay Wines under Value $30 that you should definitely try out in the year 2018.
5. 2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay - $28
Wine Maker: Sequoia Grove Winery
Nose: Filled with background notes of nutmeg and lemon zest, with aromas of green apple and pear, followed by lemon custard, fresh toast, and toasted walnuts.
Palate: Notes of caramel, fresh citrus matched with a lemon curd mid-palate makes this Chardonnay elegant, vibrant and well balanced.
4. 2016 Sidewood Chardonnay - $22
Wine Maker: Sidewood Adelaide Hills
Nose: White peach and melon, with aromas of citrus and herbal spice.
Palate: Crisp front palate with lifted layers of fruity aromas. It shows youthfulness of fruits with melon and tropical notes that build towards a richer expression of stone fruits.
3. 2016 Carneros Chardonnay - $20
Wine Maker: Rombauer Vineyards
Nose: Aromas of vanilla, mango, and melon are layered with crème Brulee, Apricot, Butter and a slight minerality.
Palate: Creamy and rich palate, along with peach, pie crust and baking spices.
2. La Voûte - $19
Wine Maker: Direct Wine Productions
Nose: Aromas of ripe nectarine and lemon fruit with toasty oak notes.
Palate: It is rich and creamy on the palate, with vibrant spiced apple, bright citrus and peach.
1. 2015 Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay -$11
Wine Maker: Cupcake Vineyards
Nose: Prominent oak aromas with toasted cashew and baked apple on the nose.
Palate: Solid acidity at the tip of the sip, sweet oaky elements later, adding hints of smoke to the candied lemon flavors.