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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  • Cupcake Chardonnay

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    No written review

    Wine review by lorrie mcmillan


  • Napa Cab is about 6 to 8 weeks out depending on the winemaker. My StepSon said ... Sauv Blanc,  Semillon, Chardonnay etc with PN then Napa Reds to follow. Should be done processing fruit by Hallowee Read More

    Forum post in the topic Harvest 2016


  • They've had a hell of a time with it in Burgundy, like a 50-90% lost vintage. Unsure on quality, but it's dubious.What's going on in Napa/Sonoma? I hear Halcon Alturas is a ways away from ripening, but the harvest of whites has been in full effect. When should the Cabernet, and other reds be "ready"?Let's pick now (or soon) I say!Floods and fros... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Harvest 2016


  • Yep, you're right DM - I left out fishing! Fishing was my favorite pastime ... nice little pink bubbly from Chardonnay and Pinot noir fruit.I know there are quite a few more wineries out there now and that they've come a long way.  I thought, in general, the wines there, albeit a little difficult to grow due to the colder extremes sometimes (a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Have enology-related questions?


  • Wow, that picture came out just a little bigger than I was expecting! lolGood ... primarily Merlot followed by Chardonnay and Pinot noir.  Cabernet Sauvignon had difficulty ripening fully and presented most winemakers with the infamous Monterey "veggie" character.  Monterey has generally fixed their problem - not sure with Long Island wines.  ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Have enology-related questions?


  • Hi, I'm Bruce.  I'm a UC Davis graduate of enology (26 years ago..alas) and have recently joined Snooth.  I was a former winemaker and enologist at two wineries on Long Island during the 1990s and am now semi-retired in Sarasota, FL.I'm still working in the wine trade, part-time in retail, but otherwise retired.  I'm still active in wine and eno... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Have enology-related questions?


  • Tough day for Mrs. EMark, today--boring story.  So, I am cheffing today. ... ... most assuredly, go for a Chardonnay.  I'm going for this GSM:Hmmm.  Candied berry fruit on the tip of the tongue—cherry.  Not my favorite.  As the wine passes back under the palate I get more earthiness and tartness, and the wine acquires sophistication and comple... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Lincourt Chardonnay Courtneys 2011

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    Since Leslie Renaud became the winemaker at Lincourt their wines have diminished in quality. I will never buy Lincourt wines until they hire a different winemaker. Read More

    Wine review by Chazz1


  • Roth Estate Chardonnay 2010

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    Since Leslie Renaud became the wine maker at Roth, their wines have gone downhill. I will never purchase Roth wines until they get a different wine maker. Read More

    Wine review by Chazz1


  • Sidewood Chardonnay Adelaide Hills 2013

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    Peach aromas with some phenolics and a bit of green apple. Buoyant and bright in the mouth - this has incredibly powerful fruit with peach and apricot and melon notes, and a zesty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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