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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While working as a Biotech equities analyst, a divine Burgundy stopped me in my tracks and made me re-evaluate life. Today, I'm a full time wine writer. Passionate about small, quality producers, minimal intervention winemaking & sustainability in wine.

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  • Givry Remoissenet Pere & Fils 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • A few years too late, but I'm searching for those as well.  Recently ... ... family wild yeast chardonnay. It's scrumptious,  velvety butter, nice oak, golden coloring.  It's my new too beat wine! Anyway, if you are still searching is be curious to know your thoughts on that one to others.  Can't wait to start trying some of these others as I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Fat, rich, creamy and buttery...


  • Domaine Dupré Mâcon-Villages 2007

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... for white wines made of the chardonnay grape from 26 communes in the Maconnais ie the area around the town of Macon in southern Burgundy My bottle comes from a small family owned concern in that area.I started my bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes. It is a dry wine. There is plenty o... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... ... for growing high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. New Mexico has been growing grapes for more than 400 years since the Spanish Colonists planted mission grapes for the traveling Monks who needed wine for their daily mass. Today, New Mexico has three main v... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • Burgundy on a Budget.  You get to write that column.  I have to say, ... which is pretty much all the Chardonnay I consume, you can get really good things for $25 or so.  It does have to be opportunistic. Looking at my CT, looks like my Burgundy section is barely over a case, and ranges from $20 (La Chablisienne 1er Montmains--coop juice but g... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The wine geeks holy grail, I...


  • Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blancs Brut Reserva Cava NV

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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


  • Okay, I still disagree.  We have a good selection of European wines here, ... their house, some meh Cali chardonnay.  You still can't buy wine in a grocery store in Massachusetts, and a college town like Cambridge should be teeming with good wine stores.  It's not.  Still much more of a beer culture, just like when I was in HS in the '70s. And... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The wine geeks holy grail, I...


  • Talbott Estate Grown Logan Chardonnay 2011

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    Wine review by gaudiumvino67


  • Bouchard Père & Fils Mâcon-Lugny St Pierre 2015

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    This modestly priced Macon from the commune of Lugny is highly representative of the style of southern Burgundy with a slightly spicy apple nose and a buttery, apple entry, with a moderate, nutshell finish. Above average and from a good vintage. Best of all, the price is right. 88. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • RThe Penfolds Bin 28 is generally good value for money, really good example of ... regional winery and the best chardonnay producer- bit like a Napa winery making outstanding Chardonnay but being inconsistent with its cabern Read More

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