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

  • Bouchard Père & Fils Mâcon-Lugny St Pierre 2015

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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

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately? by 220753Stephen Harvey 220753 Stephen Harvey


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic The wine geeks holy grail, I...


  • Silver Ridge Chardonnay California Barrel Fermented 2004

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    Clean, crisp, best served ice cold, so refreshing! Read More

    Wine review by 2129801Chawzzy 2129801 Chawzzy


  • Rene Junot White NV

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    Crisp and dry, but still fruity. Definitely benefits from the chenin blanc grapes. Served chilled, it makes a good spring wine. Read More

    Wine review by ChaseConnor


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Viognier


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Viognier


  • Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut Ladoix Blanc 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Early Vintage Outlook Australia by 220753Stephen Harvey 220753 Stephen Harvey


  • Zinfandel's are nice.  So are Pinot Noir's.  I picked up our ... Noir, two bottles of their Chardonna Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • 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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