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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  • Wowzer,Just tasted my first Viognier and what a delight. I purchased one that was extremely economical but one with respectability in it's ratings. I didn't want to go overboard on my first venture with a newbie.This one averaged 3 and a half out of 5 here at Snooth. I'm sure it's well known, it's called McManis Family Vineyards out of Ripon Cal... Read More

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  • CHEERS!Quickly to say that you have more options than you can imagine!Your Pork ... from Central Valley, CHILE.CHARDONNAY from Cote d'Or, Franc Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Light Horse Chardonnay 2013

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    light and with sweet vanilla oaky hints Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Hi I was wondering if anyone can help me find a good wine pairing for a apple, cherry pork tenderloin with lemon cuscous? Read More

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  • Beacon California Chardonnay 2014

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    A recent Tasting Room quarterly selection. Great, simple, but seemed perfectly ... ... Easy drinking every day Chardonna Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Domaine Saint-Remy Cremant d'Alsace NV

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    Elegant, fruity aromas of glazed pear, fresh apple and vanilla cream on the nose. This exhibits a truly fresh palate of lively stone fruit, pierced with zesty acidity and a pile of spice - and wrapped in a creamy layer of vanilla bean, rolled oats and brioche. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blancs Brut Reserva Sparkling Wine Cava

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    Light floral aromas of orange blossom, green apple and pear with pungent spice and a hint of lemon. Expressive palate of Meyer lemon, grapefruit and apple with creamy pastry crust notes and a frolicking texture. There's a touch of tart citrus pith on the finish adding a bit of complexity to this agreeable crowd pleaser. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Meyer-Fonne Brut Extra Cremant d'Alsace NV

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    Heady savory lemon, toasted hazelnut and fresh yeast aromas are very aromatic here. Theres a bit of cream on the palate which shifts towards lemon and grapefruit notes, more dark toast and smoky brioche, leading straight into a lighter note of peach and apple, finishing with vanilla, cream and some melon. Good complexity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Clarendon Hills make awesome wines but they are in the Napa CS price range, ... trepidation to see if the CHardonnay and Shiraz ripen before any tropical rain hits.  When they do get a great vintage the Shiraz and CHardonnay are very go Read More

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  • Liberty School Chardonnay 2011

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    Made by the famous Napa winery. Every Liberty School wine carries the Caymus seal of quality. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • 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?

    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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