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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  • Peri Bigogno Regina di Cipro Montenetto di Brescia IGT 2013

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    Grapes: 100% Chardonnay.Colour: straw coloured yellow, with light yellow reflections.Perfume: fruity perfume, intense, persistent, it reminds of fresh harvested fruit, pineapple and apricot.Taste: fresh, savoury, captivating, with some structure and persistence and a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by Silvia Fantoni


  • Peri Bigogno Rosé Vintage 2010

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    Wine review by Silvia Fantoni


  • Peri Bigogno Rosé Vintage 2010

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    Colour: clear, soft pink, very fine perlage, persistent and abundant, almost creamy thanks to its rich and important structure and long processing.Perfume: Elegant, fruity, extreme subtlety and hints of wild strawberries, currant, and grape stems. Vivid and full bouquet, rich, harmonious, persistent, with a characteristic perfume of bread crust ... Read More

    Wine review by Silvia Fantoni


  • Nice post 1689608...I'd generally agree with your time line. Just a single ... ... I had a '79 Napa Chardonnay recently that may have changed my opinion (it was still good, and passively stored). However, the 70's were different times for California.As for the good European's, etc. they have proven to go decades. Nebbiolo especially, many dec... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Expiration of Wines


  • One glass of wine can go a really long way. Andrew McMurray, a ... a 2012 ... ... a 2012 Merlot and a 2012 Chardonnay. Photo Credit: Rich Feloni, Twitt Read More

    From the article Winetrepreneur Zips Up $2.5 Million on Shark Tank


  • Browne Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2012

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    Pleasant honeyed aromas of golden raisins, baked apples and pears are inviting and warm with apple pie spice. Flavors are mild, with green apple, lemon and some buttery cream, not a lot of acidity to speak of so the palate relies mostly on the clean, fresh fruit and gentle oak treatment. 86 pts. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Even my wine geek pals start to reach out to me around this time of year: ... ... the swank office:Newton 2012 Chardonnay Red LabelDomaine Faiveley 2012 Mercurey Clos des Myglands For the budget-conscious office:Kim Crawford 2013 Sauvignon Blanc MarlboroughMasciarelli 2012 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Your Super or DoormanThese guys make your world... Read More

    From the article Wines for Holiday Gifting


  • C. Donatiello Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2012

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    Nice Russian River chard. A bit of oak on the nose and mid palate, along with lemon chiffon, dried pineapple and a touch of vanilla. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • LOL Diego!Tonight was a good night. Open house at Gracianna. Sipped on the ... ... Arnot-Roberts Trout Gulch Chardonnay and 2003 Lagier Meredith Mount Veeder Syrah. Over the top awesome wine Read More

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  • Peri Bigogno Chardonnay Talento Brut Vintage 2010

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    Colour: clear, bright straw-coloured yellow with golden reflections, very fine perlage, persistent and abundant, almost creamy thanks to its rich and important structure and long processing.Perfume: vivid and full bouquet, rich, harmonious, persistent, with a characteristic perfume of bread crust thanks to the usage of selected yeasts, with deli... Read More

    Wine review by Silvia Fantoni


  • 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?

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  • 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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