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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  • Ramey Platt Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

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    Lightly oakednice. Plenty of up front tropical fruitpassion fruit, pineapple, kiwi. Very delightful tart acid. Tingle on the tongue from the acid lasts for several seconds. A very enjoyable and refreshing wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Estate Chardonnay Chehalem Mountains 2016

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    Green apple aromas with notes of white blossom and green melon. Round, a bit tart yet crisp on the palate with notes of green apple and peach and a green note showing on the mid palate, green melon rind and a finish of warm spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Estate Chardonnay Chehalem Mountains 2016

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    Green apple aromas with notes of white blossom and green melon. Round, a bit tart yet crisp on the palate with notes of green apple and peach and a green note showing on the mid palate, green melon rind and a finish of warm spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • St. Francis Chardonnay 2015

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    ABV 14.5% Very ripe with moderate acidity and is dominated by oak tannin. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • L&c Poitout Vaucoupin Stellaris Chablis Premier Cru 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • I recently appeared on BBC World’s Connecting Commerce, a series ... ... ... grapes, that’s Chardonnay for white and Pinot Noir for red. I was impressed … the wines had a Burgundian style but carried a unique Canadian passport.Over the years I’ve seen winemakers around the world attempt to make ‘Burgundy’ and fall short, eventually realising ... Read More

    From the article Connecting with Canadian Wine


  • Stephen hasn't shown here in awhile, but would be curious about his ... 2011 Chardonnay Quartz Macedon Ranges  |  2 in stock  |  $39.99 Buller, R.L. NV Rutherglen Sparkling Shiraz   |  1 in stock  |  $9.99 Buller, RL NV Rutherglen Calliope Rare Muscat 375ml  |  7 in stock  |  $15.99 Buller, RL NV Rutherglen Calliope Rare Tawny 375ml  |  8 in st... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Ravine Sand and Gravel Chardonnay 2016

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    Pear, Tropical Fruit, Lemon Meringue Pie, caramel, and oak. Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Ravine Sand and Gravel Chardonnay 2016

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    Most people love Niagara Falls because it is such a magical place! There is ... the Ravine Sand and Gravel Chardonnay so now its time to tempt you. In the glass, straw colored with a bright yellow rim. Exotic aromas of ripe pear, tropical fruit, apple, and honey. Full bodied across the palate, crisp, and lush. Lively flavors of ripe Bartlett P... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Clotilde Davenne Chablis Grand Cru les Preuses 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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

    Comment by 388111KNOLA 388111 KNOLA


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