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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  •  there’s a reason why nobody ever tried to pull out these old vines. ... being replanted to Merlot or Chardonnay.  Thank you, Sutter Home. It’s been incredible to learn just how many grapes in Napa glasses are coming from Lodi.Please be careful with statements like this.  There are labeling laws in the United States that help the consumer ident... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Journey through Lodi


  • Gruet Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Blend New Mexico 2007

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    Wine review by AlineAlmeida


  • Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet St. Aubin Premier Remilly 2011

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    Had the 2010 last night at Restaurant Angele inNapa.We felt it was a superb example of a Cotesde Beaune. Great minerality, great nose,excellentbalance. Reminded me of some wonderful PulignyMontrachets we've had in the past. Read More

    Wine review by coleman rosenberg


  • Belle Ambiance Chardonnay California 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • February seasonal temperatures in Napa Valley can be remarkably cool and wet, ... at the Keenan Estate, mostly Chardonnay, although there's some evidence of new buds beginning to appear in the beautiful "Mailbox" Merlot vineyard just below the Keenan Wine Tasting Room in Napa. Budbreak occurs when the new leaf shoots appear on the vine canes a... Read More

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  • Acordeon Chardonnay 2012

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    A bit earthy and sandy on the nose with light lemon and petrol aromas. In the mouth it's very light and thin with medium minus acidity, showing lots of lemon flavors and just a hint of nuttiness on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Schug Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013

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    Light peach and lemon aromas with a touch of baked apple and a creamy note that's a reminiscent of rice pudding. Rich and full in the mouth, with lemon, peach, orange blossom and green apple flavors, toast and vanilla and a finish that hints at more acidity and oak than is found on the attack. Read More

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  • Yes, Jon, I am envious.  I have the Quivet, but I have no Carters.Wow, Al, ... ... I wanted to stock up on Chardonnay, and that was successful.  Somehow or other, however, I found myself in the Cabernet Sauvignon section.  Oh crap. There's that 2012 Lewis Napa Valley cab for which I have been waiting almost as long as I'd been waiting for the ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Hi everyone, This thread is dedicated to your thoughts about the wines of Lodi, more specifically for those who attend next week's virtual tasting. Here is a link to the virtual tasting page:http://www.snooth.com/virtual-tasting/video/lodi-presents-1/The tasting will take place next Wednesday, June 3rd, at 8:30pm Eastern/5:30pm Pacific.         ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Journey through Lodi


  • Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with ... ... made from such grapes as Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Merlot, Nebbiolo and others, are designated as DOC Terre di Franciacorta or Curtefranca. Franciacorta’s soil is glacial moraine with limestone and a chalky subsoi... Read More

    From the article Franciacorta is the Next Champagne


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