10 Outstanding California Chardonnays

New reviews of white wines from Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara and beyond, all earning 90 points or more

10 Outstanding California Chardonnays
Ramey’s Westside Farms estate vineyard is a primary source for the winery’s Russian River Valley Chardonnay. (Courtesy of Kelly McManus)
Apr 12, 2021

The beauty of California's regional diversity is that it helps vintners craft a wide array of wines. Even wines made from the same grape can vary significantly. For instance, Chardonnay styles are constantly evolving, ranging from elegant and pure-tasting whites to rich and creamy versions. The wines in this week’s selection highlight this variety and quality, and all have earned 90 points or more on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale.

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