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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While working as a Biotech equities analyst, a divine Burgundy stopped me in my tracks and made me re-evaluate life. Today, I'm a full time wine writer. Passionate about small, quality producers, minimal intervention winemaking & sustainability in wine.

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  • Benziger Family Winery Chardonnay Sonoma County 2014

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    Lean in nature with enough fruit to be interesting. Good pair with spicy olives. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Al - it means nothing legally in the US. Jess Jackson made himself a ... by ... a ... by selling KJ Reserve Chardonnay. There was no basic level wine. People imagined, as you do, that it meant something but it meant nothing whatsoever. All marketing. Same with the wines from Argentina, Chile, Australia and elsewhere.In Europe, it means someth... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...


  • Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Chassagne-Montrachet 2013

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    Very nice Read More

    Wine review by phaseshiftdigital


  • 100 Mile Chardonnay 2015

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    Nice acidic balance. Fresh fruit. Bright. Great price point. Unoaked Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Chardonnay

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    This wine displays a complex array of aromas and flavours. White peach, nectarine, grilled nut and oatmeal notes on the nose, followed by delicate butterscotch characters on the palate with integrated fine oak and lovely linear acidity. A medium bodied wine, it is finely balanced and elegantly textured, finishing with subtle flint nuances and a ... Read More

    Wine review by wjudeacosta


  • Just checked Cellar Tracker of my 117 bottles 47% come from Washington or ... ... The only exception I make is Chardonnay which in my opinion only France is worth the price&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Sometimes we get used to paying upwards of $100 for a nice bottle of wine from the wine shop.  Those are the 'good days' that we want to remember, but soon you notice your bank account is dropping faster than Trumps approval rating, so you start looking for more value-oriented wines that are tasty in their own right.When you find a nice wine tha... Read More

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  • Jack, we love the Washington red blends from the Columbia Valley.  We ... ... nice reds here, along with Chardonna Read More

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  • Great time with my "Somm Ladies" tasting a good variety of ... Night Out '14 - Chardonnay • Girls' Night Out - Mimosa • Creekside ' 16 - Cabernet Rosé • Reif Estates '15 - Chardonnay Steel • Reif Estates '15 - Chardonnay • Reif Estates '16 - Pinot Grigio • Dragon's Tear - Sauvignon Blanc   Read More

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  • Parducci True Grit Chardonnay Reserve Mendocino 2015

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    Vanilla and coconut aromas with a touch of green apple and ripe green melon on the nose. In the mouth this is fairly soft and smooth textured, creamy and buttery with notes of apple and pear, a bit of fresh green herb and spice towards the warm finish. 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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