To Oak or Not to Oak; Exploring the Wonders of Chablis


I have a confession to make. I am not a huge fan of Chardonnay. That is not to say I don’t like it. I am just incredibly finicky about how I like it. I drink it and enjoy different expressions of it with different foods; however, rarely will I pour myself a glass to simply sip and enjoy. It doesn’t have so much to do with where it is made as how it is made. I like my white wines to be crisp, refreshing, linear, and steely. These are challenging qualities for the grape Chardonnay, much less the wine. However, there is one Chardonnay that hits the mark for me again and again; Chablis.

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