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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Chardonnay on Snooth

  • The history of Keenan Winery started over 40 years ago. It is located high ... ... Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Zinfandel. Robert Parker Jr has on numerous occasions rated the wines between 90 and 97 points. The Robert Keenan Winery is committed to quality, and it shows through every bottle of their wine, right down to th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Keenan Winery - The Best...


  • Prepping some BV Tapestry, Scherrer chardonnay and a couple mags of Roederer bubbles for our annual (30+ years) New Years Eve Party.  We have our daughter and future son-in-law here and also invited some close friends for a pre-party feast of standing rib roast, twice baked potatoes, grilled asparagus and salad.  Looking to pull a couple Napa ca... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Cuvee du President' Blanc de Blancs Brut Cremant de Limoux 1991

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for a mere £1 from a new website called ... ... wines made of at least 90% chardonnay although pinot noir,chenin blanc and mauzac are also allowed in a blend. My bottle is very old-fashioned,quite heavy and the label says made by Divinaude although I have not been able to find out much about them. I presume it to b... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I taste a lot of California wine in any given year. There are so many ... ... spicy. 91 pts.Alpha Omega Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014Cool, and inviting on the nose with fresh and light peach and apple aromas with excellent depth and lightly floral dried apricot notes. In the mouth this is beautiful and elegant with fruit notes of peach, fresh me... Read More

    From the article Premium Wine for Your Holiday Table


  • Argentina is a key player on the 21st century wine scene. Hands down, the ... ... SparklingDomaine Bousquet Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut MendozaMusky earthy aromas of sandy soil and clay on the nose with hints of peach, melon and dried sage. Continues to be earthy and concentrated on the palate with lemon and grapefruit citrus fruit, floral peac... Read More

    From the article Argentina's Secret Stash of Wines


  • Peter Vella Chardonnay 2001

    Snoothrank:

    I like this wine. I have tasted many Chardonnays and this one is better than most box or bottle. A very good everyday drinking wine. Read More

    Wine review by joerainey


  • Really Big Al ;- I have had and enjoyed two wines from Chateau Tayac in Margaux ... drinkers had an Australian chardonnay/pinot grigio blend frm Hardys that somebody else provid Read More

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  • A normal topic for christmas time that is missing this year. I have an 2009 Mont Redon CdP that I'll serve with prime rib. I'm really looking forward to it. Read More

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  • I just noticed, Al, that in your thread title you used the word ... of Barolo ... of Barolo and 4 X bottles of Chardonnay.  So, that is how I calculated my expected $1.20 benefit.Of course, now, in order to take advantage of this windfall, I have to get back on the WTSO mailing lis Read More

    Forum post in the topic WTSO Settlement might get you...


  • Nuna Field White Lujan de Cuyo 2016

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    Light honey and white blossom aromas with some green apple. A bit emollient in the mouth, some oak profile with tart citrus, a bit of peach and green apple and a finish of toast. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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