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

“Rose wine: pairs well with failed suicide”
by Jack Donaghy 30 Rock

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.