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 Chardonnay, a crisp, vivacious style that is not saddled by oaky strangulations.
Featured wine: Chehalem Chardonnay INOX 2009 (Oregon, $18)
Other Lovable Low/No Oak Chardonnay:
Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2008 (France, $25)
Kim Crawford Chardonnay 2009 (New Zealand, $19)
Morgan Chardonnay Metallico Un-Oaked 2009 (California, $20)
Plantagenet Chardonnay Unoaked 2009 (Australia, $20)
William Fèvre Chablis Domaine 2008 (France, $24)
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