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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  • DEMZELA - I personally like the Joseph Drouhin Macon-Villages offering and as ... cellar also.Do like unoaked chardonnay or stainless?  What pleases your palate?One other place in NYC to try is Sherry-Lehmann.Also GregT is right is another aspect - experiment a little - Vino Verde, Albarino and the the like are great jumping off points and rel... Read More

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  • Hi Demelza.  That wine of course is Chardonnay, so you can find other Chardonnay from around the region. Some of it will have specific names, like Pouilly-Fuisse, which is a smaller spot within the region, but it's just going to be Chardonnay.Obviously California makes wines from Chardonnay, as does pretty much every other region on earth, but t... Read More

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  • Moniker Chardonnay 2014

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    Cool and spicy forenote on the nose, this comes in with soft apple, ripe pear and peach notes and floral aromatics. The theme continues on the palate with more cool fruit flavors, zesty spice and full fruited character of apple, peach, lemon and melon with a powerful note of earthiness and oakiness on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Butter Chardonnay 2015

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    Bought a bottle, bought a case, going to buy at least 2 more cases. Creamy, buttery, nutty vanilla and....a hint of smoke! Cannot beat it for the price. Read More

    Wine review by acetrace


  • Concha Y Toro Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay Chile 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


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  • Champagne Henri Delattre Brut Selection NV

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    I got given a half-bottle of this by a friend . Champagne is France's most ... ... or rose and is made from the chardonnay,pinot noir and pinot menieur grapes.My bottle comes from one of the negociant houses in this area and my enquiries have revealed that it is 100% pinot noir.. We had it yesterday with a lunch of ham salad and I did enjoy it... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Trip summary of Columbia Gorge and more...Phelps Creek: Don't be put off ... Gris is crisp and clean. The Chardonnay comes from the Celila vineyard--enough said. Other selections include pinot, cab and red blend.Additional stopsYakima: Gilbert (take the time to go to the Hackett Ranch)Selah - Southard--Young winemaker making some great wines, ... Read More

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  • Last night we dined in the district (Washington DC) and enjoyed a play at the ... of the house (happy hour) Chardonnay.  That was followed by a white sausage dish for Sandra (with a glass of a white Burgundy wine from the wine list) and hanger steak for myself (with a glass of Bordeaux from the wine list).  The food is very tasty and those mus... Read More

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  • Finca Luzon Jumilla Blanco 2014

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


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

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  • 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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