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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  • Dancin Vineyards Chardonnay 2015

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    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Flora Springs Family Select Chardonnay Napa 2015

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    Lemon cream and pear aromas with a honeyed green apple and golden raisin note. Silky and creamy in the mouth with pleasant oak spice and flavors of pear, peach and green apple. This has great length with a lingering spice and an almost green note of fresh herb and candied orange peel. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Single vineyard Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are the order of the day at ... as ... at ... as well as an Estate Chardonnay and Estate Pinot Blanc. MA: What are your general preferences/thoughts when it comes to oak?Barrels can be used as great tools to help define wine style and I’ve been fortunate to learn a lot about them. Provided they are us... Read More

    From the article Ask the Winemaker: Erik Kramer


  • Can get these - prices AUD We can add any of the following to our order. ... ... Failla Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, $69ea2015 Failla Chardonnay, Hudson Vineyard, Napa Valley, $89ea2015 Failla Chardonnay, Haynes Vineyard, Coombsville, $110ea2015 Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, $79ea2015 Failla Pinot Noir, Keefer Ranch, Russian River, $99ea2015 Fa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Learning more about US wine by 220753Stephen Harvey 220753 Stephen Harvey


  • RCKRYes it is Art SeriesThe Cab just seems to be a bit inconsistent for such a ... such a quality producerThe CHardonnay both the Art Series and the cheaper prelude are excellent CHardonna Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Semillon by 220753Stephen Harvey 220753 Stephen Harvey


  • J Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2015

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    Cool and crisp aromatic green apple, peach and fresh tea leaf aromas. Creamy and buttery with a round and full palate, this starts out with good ripe fruit notes of pear and peach and then shows a broad side of vanilla bean and fresh butter, finishing with an oaky frame around a core of green apple and even a faint hint of lemon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Surf Swim Chardonnay California 2014

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    Clean, crisp and inviting aromas of floral honeysuckle, peach preserves and tangerine. A touch zippy on entry with a frisky palate of bright acidity, lemon zest, peach puree and a tropical banana mango creamsicle note on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Lifted Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    A Tasting Room selection received in 2014. I do not care for the typical ... ... it goes into the glass as a chardonnay, golden, almost light amber/umber. Bits of lemon and lime, and then grass, lime, and ripe melon. Very smooth, round, and lush mouthfeel with a bit of oak that seems to smooth all out and a nice bite (seemingly the perfect amo... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • The Eagle Screams into Burgundy Screaming Eagle Owner Buys Majority Stake ... parcel, 23.5 of which are Chardonnay for Corton-Charlemagne and 3.5 of which are planted to Pinot Noir for red Corton. The estate is the second-largest owner of Corton-Charlemagne land, and its wine is known for its class and longevity.Since assuming the management o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Gallo buys Stagecoach by 220753Stephen Harvey 220753 Stephen Harvey


  • http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Gallo-Buys-Stagecoach-VineyardSaw this article interested on insights on Stagecoach and impact of Gall buying Read More

    Forum post in the topic Gallo buys Stagecoach by 220753Stephen Harvey 220753 Stephen Harvey


  • For years I have been buying your 5 L boxes of Chardonay and Cabernet at Washington DC stores when they are on sale. For the past six months; no sales. When I called to ask why? "Franzia has raised prices too much to have any more sles of the box wines."

    Comment by 503679nflatow 503679 nflatow


  • i was given a bottle of The Rothbury Estate 1991 Cowra Chardonnay. This wine was selected by the house committee of the parliment of NSW. So therefore has it has the parliment of NSW label, can anyone tell me of its value?

    Comment by 498110mich1 498110 mich1


  • i have just been given a bottle of pominio bianco 2003 chardonnay. can anyone give me an estimate on what its worth?

    Comment by 459839bloomfield 459839 bloomfield


  • I am looking for the "old style" Chardonnay. The kind most people don't like these days. Big, bold with creamy oaky long finish. Is there such a thing anymore? I really don't like stainless steel Chardonnay.

    Comment by 425454Dansue 425454 Dansue


  • 2008 reserva del fin del mundo patagonia, argentina

    Comment by 388111KNOLA 388111 KNOLA


  • smooth buttery finish malalactic processed

    Comment by 388111KNOLA 388111 KNOLA


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