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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  • Argentina is a key player on the 21st century wine scene. Hands down, the ... ... SparklingDomaine Bousquet Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut MendozaMusky earthy aromas of sandy soil and clay on the nose with hints of peach, melon and dried sage. Continues to be earthy and concentrated on the palate with lemon and grapefruit citrus fruit, floral peac... Read More

    From the article Argentina's Secret Stash of Wines


  • I taste a lot of California wine in any given year. There are so many ... ... spicy. 91 pts.Alpha Omega Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014Cool, and inviting on the nose with fresh and light peach and apple aromas with excellent depth and lightly floral dried apricot notes. In the mouth this is beautiful and elegant with fruit notes of peach, fresh me... Read More

    From the article Premium Wine for Your Holiday Table


  • Peter Vella Chardonnay 2001

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    I like this wine. I have tasted many Chardonnays and this one is better than most box or bottle. A very good everyday drinking wine. Read More

    Wine review by joerainey


  • Really Big Al ;- I have had and enjoyed two wines from Chateau Tayac in Margaux ... drinkers had an Australian chardonnay/pinot grigio blend frm Hardys that somebody else provid Read More

    Forum post in the topic What are you serving for...


  • A normal topic for christmas time that is missing this year. I have an 2009 Mont Redon CdP that I'll serve with prime rib. I'm really looking forward to it. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What are you serving for...


  • I just noticed, Al, that in your thread title you used the word ... of Barolo ... of Barolo and 4 X bottles of Chardonnay.  So, that is how I calculated my expected $1.20 benefit.Of course, now, in order to take advantage of this windfall, I have to get back on the WTSO mailing lis Read More

    Forum post in the topic WTSO Settlement might get you...


  • Nuna Field White Lujan de Cuyo 2016

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    Light honey and white blossom aromas with some green apple. A bit emollient in the mouth, some oak profile with tart citrus, a bit of peach and green apple and a finish of toast. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Mendoza

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    Musky earthy aromas of sandy soil and clay on the nose with hints of peach, melon and dried sage. Continues to be earthy and concentrated on the palate with lemon and grapefruit citrus fruit, floral peach and dried apricot and a pervasive leesy earth throughout that's dusty and drying. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chakana Estate Selection Chardonnay Uco Valley 2016

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    Fresh green apple and lemon balm aromas with a grassy green note and some tart citrus. Cool and juicy on the palate with lemon, soft melon and green apple fruit, some creaminess and a medium texture in the mouth. Turns a bit warmer on the finish, releasing some pleasant peach notes and a bit of oak spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bodega Catena Zapata Chardonnay Mendoza Catena Alta 2014

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    Creamy baked apple aromas of brioche and cinnamon spice with vanilla oak and a lemon cream glaze. Full bodied lemon meringue and butter flavors on the palate with an oaky finish that has a bit of texture to it and a bit of citrus zest. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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

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