No matter where your wine taste trends in the next 12 months, we’ve vetted the best bottles to put in your shopping cart. Here are our top picks from our annual International Wine Competition
Chardonnay is easy to come by—it’s our most popular wine by a wide margin. But don’t say, “I’ll have a glass of Chardonnay,” unless you mean it—and make sure that glass earned gold. Life’s too short to dip into a sea of unremarkable Chard.
- Scott Family 2014 Dijon Clone Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco, Monterey; $25)
- Trione Vineyards & Winery 2014 River Road Ranch Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $36)