2010 Foxtrot Vineyards Chardonnay

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He says: Well done, Foxtrot Vineyards. Massively impressed.

She says: The best BC Chardonnay I have tasted to date.

2008 Evans & Tate Chardonnay

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He says: At $20, it’s hard to find a better value and even creeps up to a 4-star rating for me.

She says: A fresh and balanced wine at a great price.

2008 Terra Incognita Chardonnay Mâcon-Villages

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He says: Hard to explain, and even harder to drink.

She says: It is rare for me to dislike a wine so completely.

2009 Rodney Strong Chardonnay Chalk Hill

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He says: Ahhhhhh, thank you, Rodney Strong!

She says: A gem of a wine for the price. Need I say more.

2009 Montes Chardonnay Alpha

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He says: Not my favorite, and there are better values out there.

She says: The Montes was a more typical warm climate chardonnay with its strong tropical fruit notes and a wack of oak to chew on.

Had a Glass: 2007 Vincent Girardin Corton-Charlemagne

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He says: Advice – only buy if you’re rich and have lots of time on your hands.

She says: …failed to meet expectations or justify the massive gulp at the price tag.

Had a Glass: 2008 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys

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He says: Drink this alongside a regular Chardonnay (BC or California) and you’ll have a masterclass on minerality right in the comfort of your own home.

She says: Chablis is one of my favourite white wines and this is the perfect example of why.

Wine truths

“I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.”
by Frank Sinatra

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.