Though it’s a bit more expensive than most of the others, this wine is richer and beefier, with fragrant notes of almond croissants, toasted wheat bread with lemon marmalade, orange blossoms, hazelnut, and honeydew. It’s complex, slightly earthy, and well integrated, with lively bubbles and a puckering acidity.

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WHO: Bedell Cellars
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: North Fork of Long Island, NY
WHEN: 2005
HOW MUCH: $48 (Media sample)

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