|Those attending the Chardonnay panel at Unified Wine Grape Symposium blind tasted six Chardonnays|
ranging from UK bubbles to Chablis to natural wine to Kendall Jackson's $16 Chardonnay at a panel session
|From left to right, Virginia Philip (The Breakers), Jason Lett (Eyrie), Shaunt Oungoulian (Les Lunes), Greg Brewer (Diatom), Gary Fisch (Gary's Wine, NJ), and Ray Isle (Food and Wine).|
The audience first blind tasted the wines before the session began.
The big reveal brought many surprises - wines that were not among the usual suspects.
Two of the six wines tasted were from organic vines - Jason Lett's Eyrie Vineyards Estate Chardonnay and Les Lunes' Barra Vineyard Chardonnay (140 cases, no added sulfites), a natural wine.
Note: For in-depth coverage, see Organic Wine Insider's coverage in the new Feb. issue.