Chardonnay

Species: Vitis Vinifera
Parentage: Cross between Pinot & Gouais Blanc
Aliases: Aubaine, Beaunois, Gamay Blanc, Melon Blanc...
Grape Color: White
Regions: Though the origins of Chardonnay lie in France’s Burgundy region, the grape is grown worldwide.
Type(s) of the Wine the Grape Produces: Chablis, White Burgundy, Champagne

British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, Chardonnay took its varietal qualities to the next level and ‘virtually became a brand.’

Delicate. Malleable. Neutral. Reflecting on its terroir and its winemakers’ preferences, Chardonnay gained fame from its widespread success in the Burgundy and Champagne regions of France. If a painter stares at his blank white canvas with a thousand possibilities of expressing himself to society, winemakers do no differently with Chardonnay. This varietal holds the rare quality of having its flavors mold to the many differences in Read more »

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  • Craggy Range Chardonnay Kidnappers Vineyard 2010

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    An area of New Zealand worth watching that's for sure. It and Central Otago are ... ... associate with classic chardonnay are redefined here, and that's good - for wine and for us. Drink now through 2015 Paul 88 poin Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Celebration Crémant de Loire 2008

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    You start with the price and soon realise that this is excellent value, and as pleasing as many cheaper champagnes. It would be an excellent choice for when you need six bottles for a gathering of some sort. The main quality is the combination of good depth of fruit with a nice refreshing tweak of acidity. The wide scope of attendant flavours of... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by ericvardon


  • Being a fan of Jolie-Laide and being that we have been drinking a lot of whites ... ... Blanc, 28% Semillon, 21% Chardonnay, 8% Melon, 4% Pinot Blanc // 10 bottles remain         Keep, Lost Slough Vineyard, White Blend, Clarksburg 2015 - $18 35% Cortese, 34% Falanghina & 31% Loureiro. I see at least 189 Scrabble points in there somewhere. 18 bo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Lawer Estates Late Harvest Chardonnay Knights Valley Sonoma County 2014

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    Deep notes of dried apricot, candied apple, and marshmallow sweet potato casserole on the nose. Palate of pert clementines and juicy navel oranges with a tinny lemon zest finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • The Ring Cycle continues - last night it was Siegfried.  Only about five ... and buy this one.  The Chardonnay was good though, and I paired that with some halibut / roast beef that they were serving us.  The last performance of this final of three Ring Cycles is on Sunday afternoon.Several of us at our table were talking about the next Ring C... Read More

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  • Sara, am I correct in assuming that you want to spend a total $200 for all ... ...  La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay should come in at about your budget.  It's a pretty good wine, and it is widely distributed.  If there are Trader Joe's near you, they carry it for $12.97.  There might be some good European options for you, but I'll let my smar... Read More

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  • Hello All,I am hosting a baby shower for my sister. It will be all women. I am not much of a drinker myself and would like some input. I will be giving out 7 prizes throughout Brunch, and each prize will come with a bottle of wine or champaign. What would be a good prize? Also, since Im purchasing 7 of them, I'd like to keep it under $200.00. Th... Read More

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  • Domaine Roger Luquet Macon Villages "Les Mulots" 2013

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    Nice. Citrus and pear notes with good mouth feel, high acid and smooth finish. Not particularly complex but very enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • The facilitator at Emark's tasting has obviously not had the pleasure of ... fish supper. It is a lovely chardonnay;plenty of melon and peach style fruit and a suggestion of vanilla and butt Read More

    Forum post in the topic White Burgundy Question


  • I've had two bottles explode (glass tops) when opening with a proper corkscrew. Glass everywhere and cuts. What's the story here?

    Comment by 1482603Snoother 1482603 1482603 Snoother 1482603


  • What accompaniments do you have with it?

    Comment by 1297081Fazie 1297081 Fazie


  • Hi, We recently tried your idol Chardonnay whilst holidaying in Lara Beach and we fell in love with this tasty yet delicate wine.. could you please tell me if this is sold in the UK? Kind Regards Ony

    Comment by 1141710onyNony 1141710 onyNony


  • Talbott. The Kali Hart is the best value for the dollar today and light in oak. The Sleepy Hollow vineyard is burgundian to me... also a great value

    Comment by 727845ottrad1 727845 ottrad1


  • what is the calorie content of 8 oz. of the chard. boxed ?

    Comment by 861559wildflower 2 861559 wildflower 2


  • I'm visiting the Carneros region. Would appreciate any suggestions for wineries with nice oak chards. Thanks.

    Comment by 241717Morrilyn Robertson 241717 Morrilyn Robertson


  • Hello All!!! its Beamer! I have just tried a new vintage called Fog Head. from California, Very very tasty!!!! wicked fruit blend, that goes great with chicken! (what i just ate for din din) latley trying new chardonnay's have been pissing me off, in the sense that jackson triggs, gave me an allergic reaction to my eyes!!!!! but this one i...

    Comment by 782313beamer 782313 beamer


  • What does VC mean as the tag for Sterling Chardonnay?

    Comment by 784621novicegb 784621 novicegb


  • I love Chard with oak and even heavy oak. Any suggestions?

    Comment by 745981barbjarvis 745981 barbjarvis


  • I was told by the salesperson that the Dona Sole Chardonnay has oak. There is no indication on the bottle stating the contents.

    Comment by 745981barbjarvis 745981 barbjarvis


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