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2018’s 5 Best Chardonnay Wines Under $30

The judges of the London Wine Competition 2018 blind tasted all the wines and assessed them on three factors, Quality, Value and Packaging. Here are the 5 best award-winning Chardonnay Wines under $30 that you should try in 2018.

Judges of the London Wine Competition 2018 tasted many fantastic wines and rated them as per 3 key aspects, which included Value as one of the prime factors. Here are the 5 Best Chardonnay Wines under Value $30 that you should definitely try out in the year 2018.

2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay - $285. 2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay - $28

Wine Maker: Sequoia Grove Winery

Vintage: 2016

Nose: Filled with background notes of nutmeg and lemon zest, with aromas of green apple and pear, followed by lemon custard, fresh toast, and toasted walnuts.

Palate: Notes of caramel, fresh citrus matched with a lemon curd mid-palate makes this Chardonnay elegant, vibrant and well balanced.

ABV: 14.1%

2016 Sidewood Chardonnay - $224. 2016 Sidewood Chardonnay - $22

Wine Maker: Sidewood Adelaide Hills

Vintage: 2016

Nose: White peach and melon, with aromas of citrus and herbal spice.

Palate: Crisp front palate with lifted layers of fruity aromas. It shows youthfulness of fruits with melon and tropical notes that build towards a richer expression of stone fruits.

ABV: 12.5%

2016 Carneros Chardonnay - $203. 2016 Carneros Chardonnay - $20

Wine Maker: Rombauer Vineyards

Vintage: 2016

Nose: Aromas of vanilla, mango, and melon are layered with crème Brulee, Apricot, Butter and a slight minerality.

Palate: Creamy and rich palate, along with peach, pie crust and baking spices.

ABV: 14.5%

La Voûte - $192. La Voûte - $19

Wine Maker: Direct Wine Productions

Vintage: 2016

Nose: Aromas of ripe nectarine and lemon fruit with toasty oak notes.

Palate: It is rich and creamy on the palate, with vibrant spiced apple, bright citrus and peach.

ABV: 13.5%

2015 Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay -$111. 2015 Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay -$11 

Wine Maker: Cupcake Vineyards

Vintage: 2015

Nose: Prominent oak aromas with toasted cashew and baked apple on the nose.

Palate: Solid acidity at the tip of the sip, sweet oaky elements later, adding hints of smoke to the candied lemon flavors.

ABV: 13.5%

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