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

  • Coombe Farm Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2011

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    Really like the velvety, buttery feel on the palate Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • De Bortoli Estate Grown Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2014

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    well flavored, clean grape flavors and some oak to give more depth and flavors Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Joseph Faiveley Chablis les Preuses 2009

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    pale gold sheen, delicate nose of melons n greens, complex and structured of minerals, melons, honey and citrus. long, sweet finish. great wine! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Cervaro Della Sala Antinori 94js 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by luckyjose


  • Joseph Drouhin Joseph Drouhin Saint-Veran 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Bobby Stardust


  • Y'know that guy who posts Keenan sales blurbs here on the Forum?  I ... ... have been a Keenan Chardonnay cheerleader for quite a while, but this doesn't do it for me. It's all acid, all the time--some sort of lemon/unripened pineapple thing.  It is deffinitely not your over-oaked M/L California Chardonnay, but it is a pretty simple wine.  Ag... Read More

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  • Robert Keenan Winery Chardonnay Spring Mountain 2014

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    Pale yellow color. Just a hint of tropical fruit on the nose. Lots of acid on introductionLemon with unripened pineapple. Some metallic hint. Another crisp and refreshing summer sipping wine, but I am of the opinion that this one is difficult to recommend a meal pairing with this one. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Left Coast Cellars Truffle Hill Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2015

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    Chunky melon, peach and lemon aromas with a lot of life and a hint of a sweet floral note coming through on the nose. In the mouth this is much softer, still showing peach and melon notes up front, with calm acidity. This is pleasantly approachable and finishes quite clean with a bit of apricot and lemon zest. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Meiomi Chardonnay 2014

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    Pleasant nutty aromas of green apple and peach on the nose with prominent vanilla bean notes. Quite fruit forward and pleasantly sweet fruited in the mouth, this has some pineapple and mango notes alongside a hint of lemon with drawn butter to finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Hayes Ranch Best Foot Forward Livermore Chardonnay 2011

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    A clean, steel and butter finish with no oak. Read More

    Wine review by Dayle64


  • 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

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  • smooth buttery finish malalactic processed

    Comment by 388111KNOLA 388111 KNOLA


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