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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  • A 1951 Bealieu Georges de Latour, anyone? '89 Montebello also looking good. ... Chardonnay Martinelli Chardonnay Charles Ranch -- 1999 750ml (27)WA90$39.00  Stony Hill Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley -- 1992 750mL (1) wisl$59.00 out ofstockStony Hill Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley -- 1992 750mL  $59.00  Stony Hill Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Vall... Read More

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  • Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay Napa 2015

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    Creamy vanilla tinged aromas of peach, lemon and green apple. Full mouthfeel of fruit with an oaky well integrated butter and cream note and a finish of light lemon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Franciacorta Saten Millesimato Brut Franca Contea 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine la Croix Montjoie l'Impatiente Bourgogne Vézelay 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Katnook Estate Chardonnay Coonawarra Founder's Block 2014

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  • Parducci Wine Cellars Brut 2010

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    fruity bubbly clean Read More

    Wine review by sadiedevin


  • Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

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    Tart lemon, melon and green apple on the nose. Juicy, creamy and medium-full bodied in the mouth, a bit of an earthy-herbal-oaky note that comes across a little brutish and mostly overpowers the fruit notes of peach, lemon and apple. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Big Ass Chardonnay 2009

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    perfect for cooking Read More

    Wine review by jazzmom


  • Redwood Creek Chardonnay 2007

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    Wine review by marymarchell


  • Scott Peterson S.P. Drummer Napa Chardonnay 2015

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    A recent Naked Wines selection and a great example of a balanced oak and fruit California Chardonnay.Light clear gold in the glass. Opens with cola and vanilla; then more vanilla and cream soda; then herbs. Most of this carries over to the palate along with stewed stone fruit - peaches and apricot; along with ripe melon. Very smooth and balanced... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • 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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