When we hear about the “Anything But Chardonnay” (ABC) crowd, we can’t help but wonder why—with so many different styles and expressions depending on where the grapes are grown and how the wine is produced, we’re confident that there’s a Chardonnay to please every palate.
One of the top places in the country to experience this versatile wine grape is none other than the Napa Valley. With variations that include steely, mineral-driven, cool climate bottlings and rich, ripe white wines with tropical fruit for days, Chardonnay lives up to its chameleonlike potential in the hands of Napa’s talented winemakers.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite places in Napa Valley to sip Chardonnay. We promise that even the strictest of ABC devotees will find something they like in this lineup.