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NAVARRO Chardonnay  Mendocino 2018  

Retail Price: $22

Value Rating: 4.1

Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: April 17, 2020
Cases Produced: 2,819

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90

Awesome Value


A joy to drink, the Navarro Mendocino Chardonnay (3/4 Anderson Valley, 1/4 Potter Valley – SE of Ukiah) sports ripe melon, pear, apple and ripe citrus smells and flavors. Its round texture, classic for Chardonnay, comes from aging in neutral French oak barrels and a little lees contact. No conversion of malic to lactic acid, which helps keep the wine’s vibrancy (that and the cool-climate Anderson Valley grapes.) This is a happy wine!

Navarro only sells their wine retail winery-direct in California and miniscule distribution outside the state. It is one of the few wineries that I purchase wine from on a consistent basis. Amazing values, top to bottom. Keep an eye out for their periodic 1 cent/case shipping specials, which is currently “on” as I write this on 4/21/20. Read all my Navarro wine reviews here.

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