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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  • Peter Paul Russian River Bacigalupi Chardonnay 2015


    Fairly oaky wine is introduced by caramel flavor, but then there is bright tropical fruit--kiwi, pineapple. The pineapple tells you that it is supported by refreshing acid, but, then the the acid seems more lemon pithy. A pretty good wine. Not light-bodied, but a refreshing summer wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Liberty Creek Chardonnay California


    Aromas of green apple, pear and a touch of cream. Juicy melon and peach notes in the mouth, lightly creamy with a touch of lemon on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Villa Borghetti Grigio Luna Pinot Grigio 2017


    round.. almost Chardonnay-ish grigio Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Stéphane Brocard Meursault Closerie des Alisiers 2016


    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £20.Meursault is an ... wines [though 98% are white chardonnay] from the commune of that name on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy.There are no Grand Cru sites although there are 19 Premier Cru. Five of them in the north also form a part of the Volnay appellation and can use the Volnay-Sa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Dr Konstantin Frank Chardonnay Finger Lakes 2015


    Crisp and creamy, this is pleasantly fruited on the nose with a mixture of apple and apricot notes. Easy and approachable on the palate with fresh green apple, zesty lemon and warm peach flavors, finishing with a good dose of oak toast that lingers through to an earthy memory. 89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Murrieta's Well the Whip White Blend Livermore Valley 2016


    Orange and tangerine notes are lightly floral and creamy with fresh minerality and hints of lime zest. Fresh, perky acidity on the palate with creamy orange notes, tea leaf and a finish of green apple and floral white peach. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Rivers-Marie, 2016 Joy Road Vineyard ChardonnayVery good wine.  Pretty heavily oaked.  So, Mrs. EMark likes it.  Fairly acidic.  So, EMark likes it.  Nice levels of tropical fruit.  Some caramel.  Some stoniness.............  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Rivers-Marie Joy Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2016


    Suggestions of tropical fruit and caramel on the nose. Very pleasant on the tongue. As predicted by the nose I get a combination of tropical fruitspineapple, kiwi. Bananawith some lemon in addition to the caramel. I am finding that the acidagain, I detected lemonis very nice and beats down the caramel which, presumably, came from oak. Mid-to... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Domaine Louis Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Miolo Cuvee Tradition Brut Serra Gaucha


    Aromatic toasted almond and butter croissant notes on the nose with dried apricot paste and lightly floral herbed lemon notes. Zesty and punchy on the palate, this comes with loads of lemon and grapefruit, a bit of persimmon and juicy green apple, bright acidity and notes of warm toast and melon. 91 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • 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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