Wine 101 - The New Chardonnay Paradigm

Posted by Chrish Peel on 6/1/2012 to Wine 101

I had an epiphany recently. Reading the first edition (1987) of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide, I suddenly realized how Paul Cluver's $20 Chardonnay had managed to not just win but to utterly dominate three extremely important international wine competitions, wiping the floor with such celebrated wines as Penfolds, Yattarna, and Leeuwin Estate Chardonnays five times or more its price.