Gravitas Reserve Chardonnay 2005, Marlboro New Zealand 

Tired of Oak and Butter? Can’t afford White Burgs? Give this a whirl: A semi serious Chardonnay at a seriously friendly price, this has a nice nutty texture and a crisp, quince and citrus fruitiness but no annoying over oaked goopiness. VERY limited at this price!

 

Gravitas Unoaked Chardonnay Saint Arnaud’s Vineyard 2004, Marlborough New Zealand

What does Chardonnay taste like? Butter? Toast? Almonds? No, Little Green Apples actually… Most of what people assume are the flavors of Chardonnay are actually process flavors: they are the result of what is DONE to the grapes (barrel fermentation, malolactic fermentation, aging in New French Oak) rather than the flavors OF the grapes. Grab a bottle of this wonderfully fresh, dry, crisp and exhilarating Unoaked Chardonnay and see for yourself what they have been hiding from you all these years…