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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  • Muirwood Vineyards Chardonnay Arroyo Seco Reserve Zanetta Vineyard 2009

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    Wine review by ralbano


  • Badet Clement Revelation Chardonnay Vin de Pays d'Oc 2014

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    Unoaked chardonnay. Nicely blended, light to medium body. Refreshing, a hint of minerality. Good price point. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • We make dry Riesling, Chardonnay and Gerwurztraminer. We also do a Pinot Noir Noir,a Hungarian style Bulls Blood, a Bordeaux red blend and an exceptional Cab Franc. This year we are doing a Georgian Saperavi and a Russian Kagor. These are all cool climate wines with rich fruit character and nice acidity. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • I am the owner and winemaker at Chateau Niagara winery in Newfane, NY. We are a small lot winery of artisan French and Eastern European wines.  Read More

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  • A friend of mine’s wife gets really annoyed if I recommend wines over $15 ... Bourgogne Blanc de Blancs (Chardonnay grapes only) from Burgundy, a Franciacorta from Italy or a Cava from Spain. They’re all made in exactly the same way as Champagne and, if you pay the extra quid (PTEQ!) can fight well above their weight. At about $18 (£14.00) the ... Read More

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  • Terlato Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

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    oaky sweetness mixed with lemon and minerals. great wine! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Rodney Strong Chardonnay Chalk Hill 2008

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    imported from danceforme but uncertain 3-3.5. Read More

    Wine review by salomogt


  • You guys are not going to believe this one.  Better sit down while you ... Cabernet Sauvignon and one Chardonnay from California.  It was by invitation only.  Our neighbors Rick & Debbie were hosting this event - they are the couple we've been sharing wine dinners with over the past few years.  All bottles were put in paper bags to conceal the... Read More

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  • Jean-Pierre Alexandre Ellevin Chablis Premier Cru Vaucopin 2013

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    refreshing, with minerals and slightly savoury Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Tempus Two Blanc de Blanc 2012

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    light, sight sweet. fine beads Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • 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


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