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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  • Stephen, STEPHEN HARVEY, both of the above wines are part of the LUXURY ... ... ... WHITE LABEL PICCADILLY CHARDONNAY 2015, a wine of distinctio Read More

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  • Great 1st day.  Weather was off and on all day, showers, sun, hail, more ... well. The syrah, pinot and chardonnay offerings were more typical.  We purchased one of the chardonnays.  Off to the barrel tasting. We've done a good number of barrel tastings over the years and always enjoy the experience to smell and taste a wine along its path to ... Read More

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  • The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting.  Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More

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  • ....was just told about the 2016 WOLF BLASS CHARD WHITE LABEL and also PICCADILLY VALLEY.GOOD LENGTH AND TRUE WINE ELEGANCE.... I AM RELIABLY INFORMED!Looking forward to drinking them soon! Read More

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  • Angeline Chardonnay Reserve Monterey County 2015

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    Sweet spice and creamy caramel notes open on the nose for hints of lemon and green apple, peach and vanilla creamsicle. Tart and citrusy in the mouth, with lemon curd and fresh green apple notes, bright acidity and a creamy, oaky finish that carries a touch of melon and pineapple. Read More

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  • Wolf Blass White Label is ok Piccadilly Valley - do you have more details ... in the Adelaide Hills for CHardonna Read More

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  • There is a lot to be said about the vine age when we speak about ... as ... as well......it is also 100% Chardonnay... Read More

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  • Bindi also do an excellent Pinot [well a couple actually]Block 5 is the standout Read More

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  • Actually, I remember 2014 BINDI-Quartz Chardonnay as balanced but somewhat....only somewhat of a powerhouse; such richness and a certain degree of volume!  NO BORING FRUSTRATING WINE HERE.... TO MY DELIGHT!I was told that 2014 can be cellared as it is sure to further develop and attain greater texture.  I can see that this wine has room for furt... Read More

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  • Bindi Quartz is really goodat risk of the restarting the minerality argument I am curious to how you would describe the BindiXanadu is quite good but does have a volatile history both wine wise and ownership wise Read More

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  • 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."

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  • 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

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  • smooth buttery finish malalactic processed

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