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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Chardonnay on Snooth

  • Pretty good CA Chardonnay I've enjoyed this bottling in years past.  This one is right in the same groove.  Reasonable (for California) application of oak.  Flavors on the tip of the tongue of peach, kiwi, and, maybe, caramel, but the lemony acid is what wins me over.  As a red wine bigot, I'll never be seduced over to the Chardonnay side, but i... Read More

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  • Barnett Vineyards Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard 2014

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    Easy to detect oak-induced butter on the nose. However, on the tongue, worries ... ... Generally, the kind of Chardonnay I enjoy. I agree that this is, certainly, not a long ager, but it is, currently, nowhere near a downward slop Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Auteur Chardonnay Carneros Hyde Vineyard 2008

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    Very stark. No fruit at all. Tart. Only slightly oxidized. Probably over the hill. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Well, I did it again.I went to Total Wines on a prvisioning expedition. ... ... for me (2) stock up on some Chardonnays for Mrs. EMark and (3) pick up some wine for b-i-l as compensation for his performing some  catsitting services for us in the next few weeks.So, while in the Chardonay section doing a great job of achieving goals (2) and (3) ... Read More

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  • La Pena de Espana 2016

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    Bright, clean wine. A bit floral. Good price point. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • A 1951 Bealieu Georges de Latour, anyone? '89 Montebello also looking good. ... Chardonnay Martinelli Chardonnay Charles Ranch -- 1999 750ml (27)WA90$39.00  Stony Hill Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley -- 1992 750mL (1) wisl$59.00 out ofstockStony Hill Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Valley -- 1992 750mL  $59.00  Stony Hill Vineyard Chardonnay Napa Vall... Read More

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  • Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay Napa 2015

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    Creamy vanilla tinged aromas of peach, lemon and green apple. Full mouthfeel of fruit with an oaky well integrated butter and cream note and a finish of light lemon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Franciacorta Saten Millesimato Brut Franca Contea 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine la Croix Montjoie l'Impatiente Bourgogne Vézelay 2014

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  • Katnook Estate Chardonnay Coonawarra Founder's Block 2014

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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."

    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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