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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  • William Hill Estate Winery Chardonnay North Coast 2015


    Fleshy and round green apple and peach blossom notes on the nose. Creamy and ... and iconically California Chardonnay with apple and pear notes fresh on the palate, strong oak spice and a buttery, wooded finis Read More

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  • It was a crazy afternoon, with quite a few people in and out of the two ... to ... to say by now, I like good chardonnay, whether still or sparklin Read More

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  • Paul et Marie Jacqueson Rully 2014


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  • Patz and Hall Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014


    Crystal clear subdued yellow color. A bit of a fruity/flowery nose. Lemon and tropical fruit flavors on introduction. Then I get caramel. Not anywhere near an oaky, California butter-bomb, but pretty far from a Burgundian example of this grape variety. Read More

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  • are a wealth of information!  Great!Since Snooth is a GLOBAL ... experts vote on wines.THAT CHARDONNAY WAS VOTED WORLD'S BEST CHARDONNAY for under fifteen pounds sterling. THE SOUTH BURGUNDY WINEMAKER DID US PROUD AGAIN...Georges Brichon....Morrison's Signature Pinotage 2014 also won a prize!  Now, I never shopped Morrison's....wa... Read More

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  • I have not tried the Marks and Spencer chardonnay. Marks do do a very good selection of wines however. The performer at ther Albert Hall was Alina Ibragimova. Her performance was televised and is now on Youtube Read More

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  • Duncan, have you tried that Marks & Spencer 'best chardonnay in the world' bottling? 10 quid per 750!Who was the performer at Albert Hall? Read More

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  • ABOVE...2013 Mount Eden Estate ChardonnaySHEER ELEGANCE  PERSONALITY  STYLE GALOREFOR THE LADIES!MOUNT EDEN has been well-respected for CHARDONNAY since 1945. The vines were originally sourced from BURGUNDY, FRANCE.Here is a lovely wine!I enjoyed it....I hear that it has aging potential....just had it....One can definitely taste herbs and minera... Read More

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  • Agree Mark, producer/site probably trumps the vintage in 12', it didn't ... opened a 2012 Rhys Alpine Chardonnay for me and I was pretty taken aback by how tart and fresh it was, leaner than most white Burgundy! But still with some good fruit. I was betting the winemaker purposefully blocked some malo due to the green apple, malic acids I thoug... Read More

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  • A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will ... been described as akin to chardonnay but I think that it transforms with a little air in the glass – to me, it’s a mix somewhere between a chenin blanc, viognier and chardonnay. It has texture, floral notes, complexity, honeysuckle, citrus and a great minerality... Read More

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