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

  • Lgi-Wine Haute Lige Chardonnay-Viognier Pays d'Oc 2016

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    light with sweet nose; slightly sweet and rich Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Amour I will go and get a bottle - have not seen nor tried the Piccadilly Valley Read More

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  • Stephen, STEPHEN HARVEY, both of the above wines are part of the LUXURY ... ... ... WHITE LABEL PICCADILLY CHARDONNAY 2015, a wine of distinctio Read More

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  • Great 1st day.  Weather was off and on all day, showers, sun, hail, more ... well. The syrah, pinot and chardonnay offerings were more typical.  We purchased one of the chardonnays.  Off to the barrel tasting. We've done a good number of barrel tastings over the years and always enjoy the experience to smell and taste a wine along its path to ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sonoma Barrel Tasting with...


  • The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting.  Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More

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  • ....was just told about the 2016 WOLF BLASS CHARD WHITE LABEL and also PICCADILLY VALLEY.GOOD LENGTH AND TRUE WINE ELEGANCE.... I AM RELIABLY INFORMED!Looking forward to drinking them soon! Read More

    Forum post in the topic AUSTRALIAN CHARDONNAY


  • Angeline Chardonnay Reserve Monterey County 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Sweet spice and creamy caramel notes open on the nose for hints of lemon and green apple, peach and vanilla creamsicle. Tart and citrusy in the mouth, with lemon curd and fresh green apple notes, bright acidity and a creamy, oaky finish that carries a touch of melon and pineapple. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wolf Blass White Label is ok Piccadilly Valley - do you have more details ... in the Adelaide Hills for CHardonna Read More

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  • There is a lot to be said about the vine age when we speak about ... as ... as well......it is also 100% Chardonnay... Read More

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  • Bindi also do an excellent Pinot [well a couple actually]Block 5 is the standout Read More

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