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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  • I just drank one of the 2013 Uncle's the other day.  It's ... ... ... Kind of what you hope chardonnay will be before someone dresses it up in things it doesn't need.  We began a transition to reds with our salad and an amazing pesto; our first Pinot Noir was a 2009 Cobb Emmaline Ann vineyard.  Just beginning its transition to secondary flavo... Read More

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  • Mcbride Sisters Truvee Chardonnay Central Coast 2014


    Lightly floral on the nose with some hints of almond and green apple. Juicy and fresh in the mouth, this is round and firm, with good acidity and balance throughout, a pop of tart acidity and flavors of green apple and pear. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Barnard Griffin Chardonnay 2013


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    Wine review by tact1922

  • Forgive me if this seems like spam.  It's the only opportunity to buy and experience some good BC wine from the comfort of your own home in the USA.   Greg T actually told me about it and I was surprised I was unaware.  He bought a couple and I think he's pleased thus far.  Anyway, I think the guy who runs the program is in California and he imp... Read More

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  • Chateau Domecq Cosecha Seleccionada Vino Blanco 2007


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    Wine review by Couttolene

  • Yeah, I'm sure that many you guys and gals are tired of me raving about Ceritas Chardonnay. Feel free to skip ahead.I know I am not terribly experienced in old world wine, but this one reminds me of a Chablis.  Fresh, light, slightly tart.  The closest thing to fruit flavor is Granny Smith apples.  Light on the oak.  You know it's been there, bu... Read More

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  • Mark, looks like you're on a nice roll with the big reds! Hoping to join ... to join ... Sta. Rita Hills chardonnay from Liquid Farm!  There's some really nice creamy lemon pith on the nose. On the tongue is more creamy lemon, a bit of ripe white peach, a hint of clove, medium acidity and a medium long finish. Very well balanced, 11 months of... Read More

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  • Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill 2014


    2014 vintage. Excellent Sta. Rita Hills chardonnay from Liquid Farm! There's some really nice creamy lemon pith on the nose. On the tongue is more creamy lemon, a bit of ripe white peach, a hint of clove, medium acidity and a medium long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Barbara County 2013


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    Wine review by Weebus

  • Again, showing my trust in OT:Ancillary 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyard ChardonnayI passed on the Pinots.Oh, yes, we are deep into delivery season.  Received in the last two days:Halcon 2014 Yorkville Highlands RoseHalcon 2014 EsquistoHalcon 2014 Oppenlander Vineyard Pinot NoirHalcon 2013 Theopolis Vineyard Petite SirahCeritas 2013 Porter-Bass Vineyard... 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 2008 reserva del fin del mundo patagonia, argentina

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  • smooth buttery finish malalactic processed

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