Every wine enthusiast knows that Chardonnay is the most crowd-pleasing of all varietals in the market. It's the best treat for a warm and sunny day. At the same time, it is an amazing refreshment during the winter.
Chardonnay grape is a favorite for enthusiasts is because it is neutral, adaptable and it can be taking on various flavors depending on who makes the wine. It grows in different climates. The climate plays a role in its taste and texture. When Chardonnay grows in a cool climate, it is typically crisp and dry with a natural clean fruit flavor. On the other hand, when it grows in a warm climate, it has a richer flavor that tastes a bit like honey.
Another reason why this grape is popular is that it is influenced by coastal fogs. These fogs reduce the process of ripening and give the flavor of the grapes more time to develop. The longer it takes, the richer the flavor will be.
The good thing about the Chardonnay is that you don't need to spend a lot of money to enjoy its richness. With less than $10, you can have a taste of elegance.
Below is a list of the top ten best Chardonnay that cost $10 or less:
1. Bogle Vineyards Chardonnay
This wine is a favorite for people who love a mixture of slightly creamy and slightly peachy. It is buttery and fresh. What's more? You will spend less than $10 on a single purchase.
2. Mark West Chardonnay
Mark West wines are cheap but classy. When you drink it, you feel and taste a smooth, yummy citrus flavor as it flows through your throat. It sells for less than $10.
3. Fetzer Vineyards Chardonnay (Valley Oaks)
This wine is tasty, light-bodied, dependable and affordable. Enjoy its delicious taste for less than $10.
4. Sebastiani Chardonnay
This wine is an excellent sipping wine. It is a full-bodied, citrus flavored zesty Chardonnay that is less than $10.
5. Chalone Chardonnay
This varietal is a bit new in the Chardonnay world, but it is creamy, delicious and has a rich citrus flavor.
6. Estancia Chardonnay
This is a full-bodied Chardonnay with a variety of fruity flavors. It can be used to soothe your nerves any time of the day with just ten dollars.
7. McManis Chardonnay
The beautiful color is indeed a sight to behold. The McManis has various fruity flavors. You can enjoy its rich taste for less than $10.
8. Morro Bay Split Chardonnay (Oak Vineyard)
With its hints of apple and rich creaminess, the Morro Bay will not disappoint you. Although it's less than $10, it tastes like it costs $100.
9. Robert Mondavi Private Selection
Another creamy wine is the Robert Mondavi. It's oaked and easy to drink. All you need is $10 to taste its richness.
10. A by Acacia Chardonnay
This is the best out of the top ten Chardonnay below ten dollars. It is bright, yummy, creamy and crispy. You can enjoy it with some cheese anytime you like.
By: August Dorfman