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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  • Celebrating the CFO's acing of her mid term with this San Gimignano ... ... ... for the oaky, buttery chardonnay crowd. We're really enjoying this. recommend serving at slightly less than room tem Read More

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  • Toasted Head Barrel Aged Chardonnay 2013


    Nice, simple, medium oaked Chardonnay.Bits of Butter, Oak, Honey. At the price, good everyday drinker though much complexity there Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Prosecco has taken the world of wine by storm but my friends know my thoughts ... ... Perera, Glera Lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Nero. Just in case you’re wondering, I hadn’t heard of some of these varieties either!The better ‘cost a few quid more’ bottles are from vineyards located in the superior D.O.C.G. (Denomin... Read More

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  • William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis 2014


    Being a fan of William Fevre Premier and Grand Cru (they tend to have more drive and presence than most Chablis - except at the highest level of price and quality), I wanted to compare this product with la Chablisienne - in particular. The nose is attractive - with lime and apple dominant. Attack has good acidity and balance with a touch of oak... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Lincourt Sauvignon Blanc 2011


    Lovely wine - delicate floral aromatics are forward as a first impression, with ... I'd usually expect from a Chardonnay, suggesting that perhaps there's a tiny bit of residual sugar. But, the wine is far from sweet, and the finish is balanced, with a crisp acidity and subtle, refreshing bitterness. I think this would be really nice with Thai o... Read More

    Wine review by boglebogle

  • When he started Kendall-Jackson Winery thirty-two years ago, Jess Jackson's ... ... Estate Camelot Highlands Chardonnay 2014 from the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara. It’s a breakfast wine because, quite simply, there’s a bowl of fruit in the glass. The fruit is so powerful that it leaps to the nose. Furthermore, it received 91 points from ... Read More

    From the article Wine That Says "Count On Me"

  • Ventimiglia Vineyards Chardonnay 2006


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    Wine review by Dilbretta

  • A very nice Chardonnay, which we opened on debate Monday (26 Sept 2016) as we prepared some fish for Sandra; I had already eaten at the mall while we watched the grand kids.  This bottle is highly recommended. Read More

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  • Domaine Guerrin et Fils Saint-Veran le Clos Vessats 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Notting Hill ... white wines made of the chardonnay grape from 8 communes in the southern part of the Maconais region of Burgundy.Some of the communes produce reds sold under Beaujolais appellations but Saint Veran is regarded as more prestigious than Beaujolais Blanc.My bottle is from Domain... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is an event filled with terrific wine and food from ... St. Jean 2014 Robert Young Chardonnay ($25)Robert Young Vineyard, where the fruit for this wine was sourced, is one of the most iconic Chardonnay vineyards in Sonoma County. Roasted nut and golden delicious apple aromas light up the nose. Concentrated yellow fru... Read More

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  • 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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