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 »

Mentor for Chardonnay Wines

Richard Jennings

Wine writer (and HR exec). I write a weekly column for Huffington Post, wine book reviews for NY Journal of Books, and my blog is http://www.RJonWine.com. I have over 38,000 tasting notes on CellarTracker, where I'm the most "favorited" TN author.

View Profile » View Top Lists »

Other Mentors

See all Mentors »

View More

Popular Chardonnay wines

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Page 2 of 1,000

Chardonnay on Snooth

  • Redwood Creek Chardonnay 2012

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by marymarchell


  • I am most excited to try the Mendoza Chardonnay. Sophenia Finca Reserve.& We all know that Catena had success with Chardonnay in Andes Mountains/ Mendoza Argentina.   Read More

    Forum post in the topic The 2018 "UNDER 20" Tasting.....


  • Stags Leap Chardonnay Napa 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Green apples on the nose with ripe fruit and a touch of oak on the finish. I know. Classic California chard, what else can you say. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • The 2018 UNDER 20 Tasting is scheduled for November 15 at Eastpointe Singer ... Provence Rose-Finca Sophenia Chardonnay ReserveRed:-Paulo Scavino or Vietti (PS Nebbiolo or Vietti Nebbiolo)-Paulo Scavino or Vietti (PS Dolcetta or Vietti Barbera)-Conreria d' Scala Dei. -Priorat Black Slate... the Closer&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic The 2018 "UNDER 20" Tasting.....


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were ... international varieties like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. And there is not better place in the world to grow Alicante Bouschet. The region’s progressive winemakers, informed by, but not bound by tradition use its diverse selection of indigenous and i... Read More

    From the article This Wine Region is Trending


  • Domaine Antonin Guyon Pernand Vergelesses Sous Fretille 2013

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Mercurey Premier Cru la Mission Monopole Chateau de Chamirey 2013

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Franzia Chardonnay Bib 2013

    Snoothrank:

    I'm most a red wine drinker, but this is a very decent chardonnay. For the price, a no-brainer. Read More

    Wine review by rcj1


  • Franzia Chardonnay Bib 2013

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by rcj1


  • Chablis Domaine des Malandes 2015

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Love it

    Comment by 489356Nelli Rihacek 489356 Nelli Rihacek


  • I have a 1991 Chardonnay with a serial number of 06098 is it worth anything

    Comment by 563304bearfan54 563304 bearfan54


  • I have been given a bottle of Domaine de Racape from the Loire but can't find out anything about it - has anybody got any info please.

    Comment by 215341Grape Friend 215341 Grape Friend


  • The Sonoma-Cutrer is a big hit here. Any suggestions for another wine that would be simular?

    Comment by 96527Bethanneq 96527 Bethanneq


  • What are some of your favorite buttery chardonnay?

    Comment by 468051amyfilipek 468051 amyfilipek


  • Any suggestions for a good Chardonnay in 1.5L for around $15.00?

    Comment by 535836fonesj1983 535836 fonesj1983


  • Villa Maria has a really unoaked Chardonnay. Has a butterscotch vanilla finish. I'd love to know if anyone has tried other Villa Maria Chardonnays. I'd hate to buy a wine that didn't meet expectations. I've done enough of that already.

    Comment by 527015Durnrag 527015 Durnrag


  • I like un-oaked Chard and find Toad Hollow to be one of the best for the $$$. 2008 is very good and now sports a screw cap.

    Comment by 519269Fairfield 519269 Fairfield


  • One of the consistently great Califonia Chardonnays over the last almost three decades has been Navarro's Premier Reserve. This wine can still be had for about 20 dollars and since it's inception has been Burgundian in style with Navarro's "deep-end" touch. I would put this wine up against any price bottle but at $20 it blows away anything els...

    Comment by 508589GROC 508589 GROC


  • something with almonds and lemon

    Comment by 492441Smill05 492441 Smill05


prev 1 2 3 4 5  ...  1000 next




Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all


Chardonnay wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network