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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Chardonnay on Snooth

  • Celebration Crémant de Loire 2008

    Snoothrank:

    You start with the price and soon realise that this is excellent value, and as pleasing as many cheaper champagnes. It would be an excellent choice for when you need six bottles for a gathering of some sort. The main quality is the combination of good depth of fruit with a nice refreshing tweak of acidity. The wide scope of attendant flavours of... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by ericvardon


  • Lawer Estates Late Harvest Chardonnay Knights Valley Sonoma County 2014

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    Amazing Read More

    Wine review by JulRenA


  • Being a fan of Jolie-Laide and being that we have been drinking a lot of whites ... ... Blanc, 28% Semillon, 21% Chardonnay, 8% Melon, 4% Pinot Blanc // 10 bottles remain         Keep, Lost Slough Vineyard, White Blend, Clarksburg 2015 - $18 35% Cortese, 34% Falanghina & 31% Loureiro. I see at least 189 Scrabble points in there somewhere. 18 bo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Lawer Estates Late Harvest Chardonnay Knights Valley Sonoma County 2014

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    Deep notes of dried apricot, candied apple, and marshmallow sweet potato casserole on the nose. Palate of pert clementines and juicy navel oranges with a tinny lemon zest finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • The Ring Cycle continues - last night it was Siegfried.  Only about five ... and buy this one.  The Chardonnay was good though, and I paired that with some halibut / roast beef that they were serving us.  The last performance of this final of three Ring Cycles is on Sunday afternoon.Several of us at our table were talking about the next Ring C... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Sara, am I correct in assuming that you want to spend a total $200 for all ... ...  La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay should come in at about your budget.  It's a pretty good wine, and it is widely distributed.  If there are Trader Joe's near you, they carry it for $12.97.  There might be some good European options for you, but I'll let my smar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Prize beverage for baby...


  • Hello All,I am hosting a baby shower for my sister. It will be all women. I am not much of a drinker myself and would like some input. I will be giving out 7 prizes throughout Brunch, and each prize will come with a bottle of wine or champaign. What would be a good prize? Also, since Im purchasing 7 of them, I'd like to keep it under $200.00. Th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Prize beverage for baby...


  • Domaine Roger Luquet Macon Villages "Les Mulots" 2013

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    Nice. Citrus and pear notes with good mouth feel, high acid and smooth finish. Not particularly complex but very enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • The facilitator at Emark's tasting has obviously not had the pleasure of ... fish supper. It is a lovely chardonnay;plenty of melon and peach style fruit and a suggestion of vanilla and butt Read More

    Forum post in the topic White Burgundy Question


  • 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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