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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  • Lambert Bridge Chardonnay Sonoma County 2010


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  • Forlorn Hope Chardonnay Napa County Three Graces Hyde Vineyard 2006


    Wonderful oak spiced nose with apple pie tones. Creamy on the palate. Zesty oak over starchy fruit flavors. Lovely balance and it lingers.- Tasted at Khourys 6/9/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • My ChateauChateau Ste. Michelle - Food and wine pairing made easy!For years, ... Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate ChardonnayFairly smoky on the nose at first with backing notes of dried orchard fruits, butterscotch, dried grasses, and a touch of smoked ham.  Rather elegant on entry with a soft touch of sweet wood adding an initial roundness to the ... Read More

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  • Franklin Hill Vineyards Chardonnay 2005


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  • M. Lawrence Sex Brut NV


    I was just down in D.C. and a few of the restaurants (CityZen and POV) carried this rose sparkling wine. I liked it so much I'm trying to find where I can buy it for home! Read More

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  • Four Vines Chardonnay Santa Barbara County Naked Chardonnay 2008


    This is a great naked Chardonnay. For under $15. this Naked is currently unbeatable. Read More

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  • One of the oldest producers around, Caves Jean Bourdy has been making wine ... Blanc 2005 Made from 100% Chardonnay. Expressive, mineral and balanced. Vin Jaune 2001 Vin Jaune must be aged for six years and three months in oak, without topping the barrels. The result here is a savory, yeasty and saline-mineral wine.Learn More About Wine on Sn... Read More

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  • Hi :) we all know chicken francese is made with a lemon-white wine sauce (plan to use a pinot) but what I don't know is.. what kind of wine to serve with the meal? stick with a pinot (same one in sauce? -thought it might be a bit too much?) or does anyone know of another that would pair well with my dinner! the dinner is just garlic bread and th... Read More

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  • Jordan Vineyard & Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2006


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