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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  • Schug Chardonnay Carneros 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by runningbear


  • RBA, one follow up to your questions. What you had is not a Chablis and it was ... Chablis is only made from chardonnay grapes grown in the Chablis AOC. The French are very particular and have a lot of rules about what can be put on the label, what grapes can go into particular wines and what areas are classified as what. They've been at it fo... Read More

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  • Seguinot-Bordet Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2005

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    This was a bargain and comes out with a nice honey/gold color in the glass. It has a bit of a smokey/lemony nose and honeysuckle, a touch of creamy lemon and a bit of honey on the palate. Nowhere near the Cru level but for less than $20 this is a very nice entry level chablis. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • RBA, one other thing, the winery Simonnet Febvre is in Chablis, hence the ... ... winery making a Sonoma Coast chardonnay - you'd see Napa by the winery's name but not as the origin of the grapes. By the way, your post prompted me to open this tonight, '05 Domaine Séguinot-Bordet Chablis. This was a bargain and comes out with a nice honey/gold... Read More

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  • Saint-Bris is the only Burgundy AOC that uses sauvignon blanc instead of chardonnay Read More

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  • Back at the home front.Well, the Morroccan dinner last Thursday at Ojai ... is ... is located.Sauvignon BlancChardonnayPinot NoirMerlotSyrahRieslingThe first two were perfectly functional wines.  No obvious faults with any of them.  I would have no problem offering them to anybody visiting my home.  They are not great wines.The Pinot was prett... Read More

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  • But it's not a proper 'Chablis', Al. May be delicious, but the ... ... since it's not made from chardonnay. Read More

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  • Bethel Heights Chardonnay Estate Grown 2012

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    Nice and smooth. Light. Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Breakups with boyfriends and guilty pleasures haven't quite been the same ... ... Port, Red Raspberry Chardonnay, Riesling as well as two offerings to go with the summer and winter seasons, respectively: Strawberry Sparkling and Spice. Mercer's is, according to the press document, “100 percent female-owned business”. The wine ice cream idea h... Read More

    From the article Wine Ice Cream Getting Scooped After New Release


  • Hazed and confused, it is not.  Yesterday Food Standards Australian ... ... volumes of riesling, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc in 2012. “The costs of Proctase and juice heating are considerably lower than the batch bentonite treatment used in all but the largest wineries,” the release said. Photo Credit: Dennis Jarvis, Flickr Creative Commo Read More

    From the article New Enzyme Allowance Clears Up Aussie Wine, Budget


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