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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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay 2014


    Seriously oaky nose. Lots of butter on the tongue, but, also, tropical fruits, and, maybe, citrus fruits. Fruit component is most in the acid, which, thankfully, cuts the oaky better a bit. Read More

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    I bought 5 bottles of this for £18 from the website ... blend of pinot noir and chardonnay from the Alamos winery in Mendoza Argentina.My family opened a bottle on Christmas morning and we did enjoy it. It was very sparkling with lots of small bubbles and there was a kind of melon style fruit there but it was absolutely bone-dry.In short,it was... Read More

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  • Talbott Chardonnay Logan Sleepy Hollow Vineyard 2014


    Oak spice, buttery vanilla and warm baked apple aromas on the nose with floral clover honey notes and a hint of peach. A bit greener on the palate with ripe melon and green apple notes, a tart acidity with some lime zest appearing towards a creamy, yet dusty, finish. Read More

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