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Top Value Chardonnay Recommendations Under $10


The Chardonnay grape itself contributes to the wine’s popularity. It is a relatively “low-maintenance” vine that adapts well to a variety of climates, resulting in fairly high yields worldwide. These high yields translate into millions of bottles of Chardonnay wines. As a result, you can buy a decent bottle of Chardonnay for around $10.  Check out the producers below to find cheap, consistent Chard vintage after vintage.

1. Clos du Bois Chardonnay (CA) $10

Clos Du Bois

Ok, sometimes the Clos du Bois is at $12, but often you can find it at $9.99 - a virtual steal for this popular California Chardonnay. The Clos du Bois Chardonnay is a terrific everyday white wine at a reasonable price. On the palate you'll find an abundance of tangy Granny Smith apple and D'Anjou pear along with a solid citrus-driven foundation, all folded in a creamy palate texture. This Chardonnay was fermented in a combination of both French and American Oak and underwent malolactic fermentation, both of which contribute significantly to the rich buttery finish.

2. Jacob's Creek Chardonnay (Australia) $7

A classic Chardonnay, with flavors of peach, ripe melon and tart apple. There is a touch of oakiness that mingles well with the slightly acidic finish. This refreshing white wine pairs well with grilled chicken and veggies or a shrimp linguine.

3. Eola Hills Chardonnay (Oregon) $9

A crisp Chardonnay with ripe pear flavors that would be a terrific complement to grilled Salmon or smoked Tuna.

4. Fetzer Vineyards Chardonnay (California) $9

A medium-bodied wine with lively pineapple and lemon flavors, enhanced by vanilla and oak. This wine would pair well with Brie cheese, or a seafood dish.

5. Angeline Chardonnay (California) $10

An award winning Chardonnay with characteristic oak and tropical fruit flavors. A terrific value at only $10 a bottle.

6. Canyon Road Chardonnay (California) $9

A well balanced medium-bodied white wine bursting with fresh citrus flavors, finishing on a crisp note of oak and butter.

7. Forest Glen Winery Chardonnay (California) $10

This is a complex Chardonnay with ripe pear and tart apple, supported with a toasted oak finish.

8. Excelsior Chardonnay (South Africa) $8

A clean, crisp Chardonnay full of melon, lemon and apple with good solid balance.

9. Round Hill Chardonnay California) $8

This Chardonnay is an exceptional value, with great taste and well rounded apple flavors, not to mention a very pleasing price. This wine brings out the best in Alfredo sauces or pork/poultry recipes.

10. Alamos Chardonnay (Argentina) $10

A golden, yellow tinted Chardonnay with citrus flavors and a creamy finish.
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