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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  • Silver Ridge Chardonnay California Barrel Fermented 2004

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    Clean, crisp, best served ice cold, so refreshing! Read More

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  • Rene Junot White NV

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    Crisp and dry, but still fruity. Definitely benefits from the chenin blanc grapes. Served chilled, it makes a good spring wine. Read More

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  • One of my few discoveries this year has been CA Viognier of all things.As per usual, someone on WB posted the details of the latest Dirty & Rowdy release, and at first glance, it seemed like a release I wouldn't be interested in....then I got to remembering a 2014 Kamen Viognier that a friend opened recently (in India nonetheless), and how surpr... Read More

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  • Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut Ladoix Blanc 2011

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  • JDYes they are producing some great winesPinot Noir/Chardonnay/Riesling are excellentJosef ChromyPipers RiverFreycinetTolpuddleStefano Lubianaare a few of my favouritesDomaine A produce an amazing Cabernet from a very cold part of Tassie but they this unique VIneyard which captures northern Sum and traps the heat to allow ripeningI will actually... Read More

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  • Zinfandel's are nice.  So are Pinot Noir's.  I picked up our ... Noir, two bottles of their Chardonna Read More

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  • White Oak Chardonnay 2014

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    Another one from Lunch at Bravo's. Thin gold in the glass. Opens with Gravel, ... and becomes a medium oaked Chardonnay - quite pleasan Read More

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  • Dancin Vineyards Chardonnay 2015

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