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The Rise, FALL, and Rise of Chardonnay In the Words of the Winemakers

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Hosts Linda Reznicek and William Pollard, wine writer and reviewer at Wild 4 Washington Wine, explore the up and down trajectory of the world's favorite varietal, Chardonnay, through the words of great Chardonnay winemakers.

Why did Chardonnay go out of favor, or did it? What makes a GREAT Chardonnay?

Chateau Montelena: They won the the white wine competition at the famous "Judgement of Paris;" their winemaker Matt Crafton will share the philosophy behind their great Chardonnay.

Bouchaine Vineyards: A 40 year pioneer in the California wine industry, Michael Richmond founded Acacia Wines in the Carneros district of Napa Valley and now makes wine for Bouchaine. He brings the history and his love of wine education, experience, and adventure.

Forgeron Cellars: Winemaker and managing partner Marie-Eve Gilla was trained in the Burgundy region of France and understands the long tradition of great Chardonnay craftsmanship.

Cote Bonneville: Kerry Shiels' Chardonnays are hailed as some of the best, regularly garnering 94's by the major wine magazines.  She brings her lifelong experience and intimacy with the fruit to winemaking.

Join us for an evening of Chardonnay and Chardonnay artistry and genius.  

 

 

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