Thinking About Giving Up On Under-$15 Chardonnay
I had a Chardonnay round-up fall through recently and so have been drinking my research materials. My conclusion: There are many, many beautiful Chardonnays out there, but hardly a one under $15 or so retail. Are there good cheap whites under $15? Lots, and especially European country wines like Portugese Vinho Verde, and Sauvignon Blanc from all over. But the under-$15 Chardonnays I’m tasting are equal parts overly acidic and watery, fruity in a sort of shallow and thin way, and bitterly oaked. I’m not quite ready to declare out-and-out despair with the whole category, but I’m getting closer.