Italy is well known for many things and one of them is an inordinate number of different wine grapes. The variety (400-500) is practically dizzying. That sort of diversity is also present in Italian sparkling wine where a number of traditions persist. ...Read more »
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 »
Waterbrook Chardonnay Columbia Valley
|Region:||USA » Washington » Columbia Valley|
Ca' del Baio Langhe Chardonnay Sermine
|Winery:||Ca' del Baio|
|Region:||Italy » Piemonte » Langhe|
Miolo Cuvée Giuseppe Chardonnay
|Region:||Brazil » Rio Grande Do Sul » Bento Gonçalves » Vale Dos Vinhedos|
Rustenberg Chardonnay Stellenbosch
|Region:||South Africa » Stellenbosch|
Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard
|Winery:||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
|Region:||USA » Washington » Columbia Valley|
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Walker Bay
|Winery:||Hamilton Russell Vineyards|
|Region:||South Africa » Bot River » Walker Bay|
Pegasus Bay Chardonnay Waipara
|Region:||Canterbury » Waipara|
Adirondack Winery Chardonnay
|Region:||USA » New York|
With the New Year just around the corner, pop the cork on a sparkling wine and it’s jingle bells all the way. The days when Champagne had it all its own way are long gone for our wine shelves are now groaning with bubbles from all over the world. And t...Read more »
Riesling could be eclipsing Chardonnay as a go-to white wine grape for wine drinkers. My definition of wine drinkers here includes folks who don’t drink wine on a regular basis, but know a few grapes by name when ordering at a restaurant or picking up ...Read more »
Whenever I get together with friends and cook my wife and I always love to start with a sparkling wine. Even the act of pulling off the cork signifies that it’s time to celebrate. Years of history has put that front and center. However when you are hos...Read more »
I recently had the chance to speak with Craig McAllister, La Crema Winery’s new head winemaker. He took the reins this past January. La Crema wines are much-loved by millions of wine drinkers in the United States for their artisan yet approachable bent...Read more »
Love 'em or hate 'em, Millennials are the next generation of wine drinkers and wine makers. In a tongue-and-cheek effort to help Millennials decide what to drink – Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Grigio were on the list – Huffington P...Read more »
New numbers released by The U.S. Wine Market: Impact Databank Review and Forecast reveal that the United States wine market grew a modest 0.3 percent in 2014, but that a rise in the popularity of sparkling wine helped steady an otherwise lukewarm year.Read more »
The Groot Constantia wine estate is a long way from France. That didn’t stop the winery from sending shock waves from Europe to Africa when it was announced the estate’s 2013 Chardonnay won the title of world’s best Chardonnay at the 22nd annual Chard...Read more »
Champagne and chardonnay are wooing the palates of the United Kingdom. According to a recent story by U.K.-based The Telegraph, though consumers are easing up on the poundage they plunk down on wine at restaurants and bars, they're putting their paper...Read more »
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon|
|Varietal:||Chardonnay , Grenache Blanc , Marsanne|
This wine - apparently produced by a favourite Roussillon house of Parker - does make for a wonderful, affordable wine. It has a nose of those over-perfumed kind of flowers like Wisteria or Clematis - perhaps Honeysuckle - but this is inviting (even p...
|Region:||Australia » Western Australia » Pemberton|
nose of morning dew, melon and rosemary; savoury with slight pepper spices
|Winery:||Tempus Two Wines|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Limestone Coast|
light, sight sweet. fine beads
|Winery:||White Oak Vineyards & Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Russian River Valley|
Another one from Lunch at Bravo's. Thin gold in the glass. Opens with Gravel, Pear, Kiwi, Smoke, and Ash. The Gravel, Earth, and Ash carry over to the Palate with underripe Peach, Honey, and Butter. Initially tight, medium acidity, then opens up very q...
|Winery:||Château Paul Mas|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Vin de Pays|
nose of morning dew and melons; herby, oaky, buttery
|Winery:||Concha Y Toro|
Exceptional wine craftsmanship is in evidence here......Limari Valley, Chile produces great white wine. I love the balanced use of oak.......elegance indeed......This is a well-rounded wine! Nose: complex.....lemon peel, apricots galore Palate: spice F...
|Winery:||Blason de Bourgogne|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Chablis|
straw and herbs, yet at the same time, refreshing. good!
|Winery:||Margan Wines (Broke, AU)|
|Region:||Australia » New South Wales » Hunter Valley|
grass and nectar nose; citrus, pineapples, honey and some buttery fats
|Winery:||Jean Claude Mas|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc » Limoux|
|Varietal:||Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc|
Nice easy drinking way to begin a lunch. A bit bracing with cherry, strawberry, and cotton candy. A bargain at the pricing of $15
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This modestly priced Macon from the commune of Lugny is highly representative of the style of southern Burgundy with a slightly spicy apple nose and a buttery, apple entry, with a moderate, nutshell finish. Above average and from a good vintage. Best of all, the price is right. 88. Read More
RThe Penfolds Bin 28 is generally good value for money, really good example of ... regional winery and the best chardonnay producer- bit like a Napa winery making outstanding Chardonnay but being inconsistent with its cabern Read More
MY FIRST VISIT TO BERN'S STEAKHOUSE - Tampa (4/8/2017)Like any true wine geek when I was informed of a trade show in Tampa my first thought was "I'm making reservations at Bern's." I have friends who live in Tampa about 3 min from the restaurant so we hooked up for a fun three top. Rachel came recommended as a Somm so I requested her in advance.... Read More
Clean, crisp, best served ice cold, so refreshing! Read More
Crisp and dry, but still fruity. Definitely benefits from the chenin blanc grapes. Served chilled, it makes a good spring wine. Read More
In Virginia, the Viognier varietal is pretty popular. I'm not a ... prefer Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. That being said, this one is decent. Back in 2014, we were down in southern Virginia tasting a few wines at Veritas and other wineries. The Viognier at Veritas was decent too.Come to think of it, we enjoyed a few Viognier wines earlier... Read More
One of my few discoveries this year has been CA Viognier of all things.As per usual, someone on WB posted the details of the latest Dirty & Rowdy release, and at first glance, it seemed like a release I wouldn't be interested in....then I got to remembering a 2014 Kamen Viognier that a friend opened recently (in India nonetheless), and how surpr... Read More
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JDYes they are producing some great winesPinot Noir/Chardonnay/Riesling are excellentJosef ChromyPipers RiverFreycinetTolpuddleStefano Lubianaare a few of my favouritesDomaine A produce an amazing Cabernet from a very cold part of Tassie but they this unique VIneyard which captures northern Sum and traps the heat to allow ripeningI will actually... Read More
Zinfandel's are nice. So are Pinot Noir's. I picked up our ... Noir, two bottles of their Chardonna Read More
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Aug 24, 2010
I have a 1991 Chardonnay with a serial number of 06098 is it worth anything
Aug 21, 2010
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.
Aug 12, 2010
The Sonoma-Cutrer is a big hit here. Any suggestions for another wine that would be simular?
Jul 31, 2010
What are some of your favorite buttery chardonnay?
Jul 20, 2010
Any suggestions for a good Chardonnay in 1.5L for around $15.00?
Jul 9, 2010
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.
Jun 30, 2010
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.
Jun 22, 2010
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...
Jun 21, 2010
something with almonds and lemon