And the new vintage of two of the most consistently good and inexpensive Australian chardonnays are widely available in the Washington area for between $9 and $12 a bottle.
We’ve been recommending Milton Park Chardonnay South East Australia since the 2006 and 2007 vintages. And despite solid scores from the critics year in and year out, it still costs less than $10 a bottle. The 2010 vintage is on sale at Calvert Woodley for $8.99 (regularly $9.99) and costs $8.99 every day at Total Wine & More stores throughout Virginia and at sister stores in Maryland, Corridor Wine & Spirits in Laurel and Beltway Fine Wine in Towson. The new vintage hasn’t been reviewed by the major wine publications, but Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate, arguably the world’s most influential critic, loved the 2009 vintage at $12 a bottle.