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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  • Patz and Hall Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2007

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    This is a more fruit driven chardonnay, less creamy and more nice bright acidity with bright tropical fruit tones dancing on the palate nice and long.- Tasted at Patz & Hall with Heather Patz 4/23/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Patz & Hall Chardonnay Carneros Hudson Vineyard 2008

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    Creamy elegant palate and wonderful balance of fruit and oak. There's a nice spicy "zing" through the mid-palate on this wine. Really really nice.- Tasted at Patz & Hall with Heather Patz 4/23/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • J. Moreau Blanc 2007

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    Wine review by ananas984


  • Adea Chardonnay Willamette Valley NV

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    They have several vintages available. From 2004, 2006 and now the 08. The 06 ... I have tasted many Oregon Chardonnay's and this wine is absolutely one of my favorites! If you get the opportunity to try this, you shoul Read More

    Wine review by WineFox1


  • Gumdale Chardonnay 2003

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    I am not a white wine drinker however I like this wine. The color, gold color, ... color, is darker than any chardonnay I have seen. Smooth tasting without a bitter after taste. I am impressed with this wine. A college psychology professor gave it to a friend of mine for her graduation and I feel privaledged to be the one she has shared this i... Read More

    Wine review by Wyona


  • Concha Y Toro Chardonnay Trio 2008

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    Wine review by makrushin


  • Viña Santa Ema Varietales Chardonnay 2008

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    Creamy lemon scent. Lemon flavor, syrupy. Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray


  • Viña la Rosa la Palma Cachapoal Valley Chardonnay 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Sadie Family White Blend Malmesbury Palladius 2006

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    Exceptional glass of white. Crisp, clean, smooth and light make it possibly my favourite wine to come out of SA. Deep amber in colour too looks impressive. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Calina Chardonnay Reserva 2008

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    Medium bright golden straw, aromas of yellow apples, pear rind and minerals, viscus body with round apple pear, lime zest and popsicle stix with oily texture, focused notes throughout a rich mouthfeel that carries on. What do you want for $5 or $6? A terrific everyday value!! Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth


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