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92 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Why to buy: If you’re going to pick a Chardonnay to have on hand for seafood appetizers, fish entrées, or full-blown lobster dinners, go with this one. Italy’s Les Cretes has achieved cult status for a Chardonnay that is rich without being at all oaky.
Characteristics: Perched in the Alps at the base of Mont Blanc, this producer has turned heads with this stainless steel–fermented Chardonnay, which is pure and fresh and rich in flavor, with mouthwatering acidity and a lingering finish that earned it 92 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Valle d'Aosta DOC
Brand: Gilt Wine