Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with a conversation and an apertivo. Very often this apertivo takes the shape of an effervescent wine. It has come about that the sparkling wines from Italy’s premier bubbly zone...Read more »
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 »
Waterbrook Chardonnay Columbia Valley
|Region:||USA » Washington » Columbia Valley|
Tormaresca Chardonnay Puglia IGT
|Region:||Italy » Puglia » Puglia Igt|
Peconic Bay Winery Chardonnay North Fork la Barrique
|Winery:||Peconic Bay Winery|
|Region:||USA » New York » Suffolk County » Long Island » North Fork|
Columbia Crest Chardonnay Columbia Valley Grand Estates
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley|
Santa Margherita Chardonnay Veneto Orientale IGT
|Region:||Italy » Trentino-alto Adige » Vigneti Delle Dolomiti Igt|
Miolo Cuvée Giuseppe Chardonnay
|Region:||Brazil » Rio Grande Do Sul » Bento Gonçalves » Vale Dos Vinhedos|
Patz & Hall Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
|Winery:||Patz & Hall Wine Co.|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma Valley|
Let’s take a trip back in time. Close your eyes and imagine yourself an English explorer, a shipmate of Sir Walter Raleigh’s. You've just braved the Atlantic crossing and are rowing to shore towards a strange island on a forbidding coast. Yet immediate...Read more »
As a wine consumer I love to read about others experiences with wine, but one of the most frustrating things is when you read about a great wine that you simply cannot find. With over 100,000 different wines made every year and at best only a few thous...Read more »
Turkish wines aren’t exactly at the forefront of our collective fine wine consciousness in the West. That’s a shame, because in Turkey we are seeing one of those pleasant ironies that often crop up in the wine world: an ancient wine producing region th...Read more »
Sorry to be morbid, but what’s your ‘death bed’ wine; the last glass you’ll taste in this life? Mine’s Puligny-Montrachet, the famous but expensive white Burgundian. The big price tag is no hassle if it’s your final pleasure but on a Wednesday evening?...Read more »
The middle of February has long been a time to celebrate love. The ancient Greeks and Romans held festivals to honor fertility and marriage. The fourteenth century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer wrote of love birds choosing their mate on St. Valentine’s...Read more »
Love 'em or hate 'em, Millennials are the next generation of wine drinkers and wine makers. In a tongue-and-cheek effort to help Millennials decide what to drink – Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Grigio were on the list – Huffington P...Read more »
New numbers released by The U.S. Wine Market: Impact Databank Review and Forecast reveal that the United States wine market grew a modest 0.3 percent in 2014, but that a rise in the popularity of sparkling wine helped steady an otherwise lukewarm year.Read more »
The Groot Constantia wine estate is a long way from France. That didn’t stop the winery from sending shock waves from Europe to Africa when it was announced the estate’s 2013 Chardonnay won the title of world’s best Chardonnay at the 22nd annual Chard...Read more »
Champagne and chardonnay are wooing the palates of the United Kingdom. According to a recent story by U.K.-based The Telegraph, though consumers are easing up on the poundage they plunk down on wine at restaurants and bars, they're putting their paper...Read more »
|Region:||France » Champagne|
|Varietal:||Pinot Noir , Chardonnay , Pinot Meunier|
Nice Champagne brought by S/T NYE 2014/5
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Mâconnais » Pouilly-fuissé|
(Past tasting 5 Oct 2014) Honey on nose and palate.
|Region:||Italy » Piemonte » Barolo » La Morra » Santa Maria|
Dried hay and vanilla on the nose with lighter baked apple and french vanilla ice cream. More fruit on the palate than in the nose, with a fair heft from the vanilla, perhaps almost overly so as it feels like it doesn't fit well in the wine, however fa...
|Winery:||Rodney Strong Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Sonoma Coast|
Toasted hazelnut and marzipan on the nose with light nectarine and peach aromas. Full and rich palate with flavors of lemon, peach, a fair bit of vanilla and toast. The silky smooth finish is fairly lengthy with touches of hazelnut and cream.
|Region:||France » Rhône » Ardèche|
This was a great mid-weight wine with apple and citrus notes.
|Winery:||Maison Louis Jadot|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Mâconnais » Mâcon-villages|
Green apples on the nose. Surprisingly fruity on the palate with nice acidity and a clean finish. This is a relatively ripe wine despite the 12% abv.
|Winery:||Domaine de Montbourgeau|
|Region:||Switzerland » Jura|
Great apple flavors and a crisp finish.
|Winery:||Viña William Fèvre|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Chablis » Chablis Grand Cru|
(Past tasting 2 Aug 2014) Clean and refreshing!
|Winery:||Schug Carneros Estate|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Sonoma Coast|
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 ac...
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc|
Binny's 12/2014. The best Chardonnay I have had in a long time. I don't buy much of this varietal, due to being suckered to many times at my price point, but I will look for this again upon my next trip to the big city.
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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