Chardonnay with Low/No Oak – Drink Bravely with Mark Oldman – Episode 22

Mark Oldman visits “weird and wonderful” Portland, Oregon to discuss why Chardonnay need not always be the vinous equivalent of a Voodoo donut or a Tibetan Mastiff.  He recommends low/no oak Char, a crisp, vivacious style that is not saddled by oaky strangulations.


Don’t let your Chardonnay take on the persona of this Tibetan Mastiff
Featured wine: Chehalem Chardonnay INOX 2009 (Oregon, $18)
Other Lovable Low/No Oak Char:
Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2008 (France, $25)
Kim Crawford Char. 2009 (New Zealand, $19)
Morgan Char Metallico Un-Oaked 2009 (California, $20)
Plantagenet Char Unoaked 2009 (Australia, $20)
William Fèvre Chablis Domaine 2008 (France, $24)
Visit for more free wine lessons and more about Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine.
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