The flowers are in bloom and so are the aisles at Total Wine & More. Our shelves are blossoming with fantastic California Chardonnays at great prices, perfect for the mild spring evenings ahead.
Some of our favorites are produced by the River Road Family Vineyards and Winery in California’s Sonoma region. We are Sonoma is an ideal everyday Chardonnay. Made by winemaker Joe Freeman, We are Sonoma is a great value for the region, with the classic Sonoma Chardonnay flavor profile of sweet apple, ripe lemons and roasted almond. It pairs well with seafoods and is a nice addition to hors d’oeuvres.
River Road Chardonnay, a flagship wine of the same winery, is another Sonoma County standout. It boasts flavors of crisp pear and apple that meld with notes of butter and vanilla on the long, smooth finish. River Road sources a majority of its grapes from the prestigious Russian River Valley appellation, which drives the enticing flavors of many of its wines.
Another great entry into River Road’s Russian River Valley series is River Road Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve. Vibrant, with a hint of vanilla and bright fresh pear flavors, it’s a full-bodied Chardonnay that will stand up to chicken or fish off the grill.
Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, Angeline Winery is another Sonoma County star. The ever-popular Angeline Chardonnay boasts flavors of tropical fruit and citrus, which are balanced by toasty oak and vanilla on the long finish.
Similar to Angelina Chardonnay in its flavor profile, Five Branches Chardonnay offers up flavors of tropical and citrus fruit with a hint of vanilla oak that lead into a brilliant, clean finish. It’s a tasty addition to grilled fish, chicken or creamy pasta dishes.
With more than 1,000 Chardonnays to choose from, we can help you find just the right one. Stop by your neighborhood Total Wine & More today.
Sounds like a great tasting experience! We visit Sonoma wineries about a dozen time a year, but we’ve missed these wineries. Just another great excuse to go back.
Thanks for the fun article! Cheers,