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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Chardonnay on Snooth

  • J Vineyards Brut Rose Russian River Valley NV

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    Warm cherry and strawberry aromas, smooth and balanced with floral notes. Zesty and tart citrus notes on the palate with tangerine, lemon and grapefruit notes with fresh strawberries and cream, very warm with baking spices and bold acidity with a bit of earthiness coming through towards the finish, framed with cherry and a faint tannin layering ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Trefethen Family Vineyard 'Oak Knoll' Chardonnay 2016

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    Very heavily oaked. Lots of caramel. Stone fruit. Very much a mouth-filling Chardonnay. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Agape Spumante Brut di Sante Cantina NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Moniker Chardonnay Mendocino County 2015

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    Vanishing oak and spiced green apple aromas, a touch floral with a note of oat straw. Cool, breezy notes of peach and green apple on the palate, a pleasant acidity and creamy texture finishing with mixed spice, a bit of tart melon and potpourri. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • "and I also ordered two cases of chardonnay from Scherrer."Now we're talkin'...  ;-) Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Yo Mark, summer is quickly approaching so I bit on Bedrock again as well, kept ... I also ordered two cases of chardonnay from Scherre Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Nuits-Saint-Georges 'En la Perriere Noblot' Domaine Machard de Gramont 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £25 from the website www.houseoftownend.com. ... wines made of pinot noir and chardonnay respectively [though most are red] from the two communes of Nuits-Saint-Georges and Preneaux-Prissy.There are no Grand Cru vineyards but 41 Premier Cru although my bottle is only a village level wine from the family concern... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day ... (under 10%) complement of chardonnay grapes. The floral and fruity nose invites you in, but the creamy mouthfeel is decadent and the flavor palette offers ripe pear with fresh apple, secondary notes of crème brûlée and freshly baked bread. For the last ten years, th... Read More

    From the article Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines


  • We hosted another high-end wine dinner last night with our neighbors Rick & ... ... Vineyards wines, a 2016 Chardonnay and a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon.  First we opened a Lambrusco that I had in the fridge.  Started off on the wrong foot as nobody really liked that sparkling wine.  I ended up pouring out half of the bottle and it's a lesson lear... Read More

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


  • Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyard Estate Chardonnay Chehalem Mountains 2015

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    Buttery aromas of vanilla, soft apple and white peach with a hint of white pepper. Clean, medium bodied yet full flavored with loads of almond, apple, and peach notes, the cream and butter flavor continues through to the palate where it's met by rich oak notes and a finish of eternal length. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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