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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  • Louis Jadot Macon-Villages Chardonnay 2015

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    The 2014 vintage was a bit off but in 2015 Jadot returns with a very nice wine. The second day it was even better. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Meli Maule Valley Chile Riesling 2015

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    I did not look at the label prior to opening this cuvee and assumed after ... ... ... tasting that this was a Chardonnay. Upon finding out this was a Riesling. I was chagrined; as I had just finished off a superb Riesling from Germany and this wine does not meet the standard according to my pala Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Seven Hills Winery Dry Rose 2016

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    The wine is a lovely peach color in the glass. The nose presents aromas of ... ... with some interesting Chardonnay like notes of buttery fruit, peach, grapefruit and papaya that transition nicely to some lovely mineral notes midpalate. A rose like this, made primarily from Cabernet Franc has somewhat mellow acidity and a smooth, bone dry f... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Charles Krug Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros 2014

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    Disjointed. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Attended a Washington Ballet performance today at the Warner Theater in ... ... two glasses of their finest Chardonnay from Napa (don't remember the winery).  Lovely mea Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Saint Romain le Jarron Ropiteau Freres 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Adobe White 2014

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    This is the 2014 Clayhouse Adobe White, which is a blend of Grenache Blanc, ... ... Chuck Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonna Read More

    Wine review by Dougman


  • Rodney Strong Sonoma County Chardonnay 2013

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    Light on it's feet with some vanilla, green apples and a buttery finish. Not much length but satisfying. 85 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Bogle Vineyards Chardonnay Clarksburg 2015

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    Toast and pear jam! Lovely.91 points Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


  • We're back in CA, this time LA for an awards thingy for the CFO. ... of ... of the road Wolfgang Puck chardonnay (on the house!!).  Have a special snooth event planned for later in the wee Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • 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

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