Sky high prices for Napa Valley Chardonnay have you seeking alternatives? We found a dead ringer for some of our $40+ favorites in the Robertson Wine Valley. The stunning Western Cape of South Africa is one of our absolute favorite wine growing regions in the entire world. About a thirty minute drive east of Cape Town, this is where the exciting boutique producers of the Southern Hemisphere are found. Such is the case for the De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay, Wine Spectator's #1 rated Chardonnay, with only 500 cases imported into the US. Sourced from three distinct vineyard blocks, Bon Vallon is made exclusively in stainless steel with 10 months of aging on its lees. Loaded with citrus notes, aromas of wildflowers, and balanced by mouthwatering acidity, this vibrant Chardonnay is our new favorite summer white under $20!
"This lithe white has a zesty edge, with mouthwatering acidity and a salty underpinning driving notes of nectarine, honeydew, blanched almond and pink grapefruit granita. Drink now through 2025." The Wine Spectator, 91 Points