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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  • Redwood Creek Chardonnay 2007

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    Wine review by marymarchell


  • Scott Peterson S.P. Drummer Napa Chardonnay 2015

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    A recent Naked Wines selection and a great example of a balanced oak and fruit California Chardonnay.Light clear gold in the glass. Opens with cola and vanilla; then more vanilla and cream soda; then herbs. Most of this carries over to the palate along with stewed stone fruit - peaches and apricot; along with ripe melon. Very smooth and balanced... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Vignerons de Mancey les Essentielles de Mancy Macon-Mancey 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • I haven't posted here in a while, and I have no pictures.  On Thursday ... ... and multiple of domestic Chardonnays.  FWIW, Trader Joe's has St. Clement Chardonnay for $9.99.  Peggy loves it, and, at that price, I'll buy all she can drink.Over the last month or so, I've ordered from several wineries:--Becklyn--Bedrock--Carlisle--Halcon--Rivers-... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Blomidon Cremant 2013

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    This Cremant-style wine based on some local varieties (L'Acadie Blanc, e.g.) stops just short (and only just) of so-called Style Champagnois but still fortified with Brioche-light scent and white fruit (gooseberry, perhaps). The flavour is superior to ordinary Bourgogne style Cremant, with a somewhat drier finish and more Champagne notes such a... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Navarra may sound like a dusty desert town in an old Western movie but in ... ... ... write off the whites (Chardonnay is making its mark) even though they’re scarce and can require a second mortgage. About a quarter of Navarra’s production is Garnacha based rose so you’ll easily find a bottle to share with friends.                           ... Read More

    From the article Spanish Wines in the Shadows


  • Apples, gourds, and snifters of port are right around the corner. Let’s ... Grenache, Mourvèdre, Chardonnay, and Chenin Blanc that comes in a 500ml tallboy can, which is equivalent to over three glasses of wine. It has a refreshing and dry fresh strawberry, watermelon and peach character with hints of guava and mint leaf. It’s a great example ... Read More

    From the article The Last Wines of Summer


  • VinoVinoApologies did not see your Aussie PostYering Farm is not a Winery I ... the region makes excellent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Lucien le Moine Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru les Folatieres 2002

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... expresion of what a good chardonnay should be like Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • After a dry spell, I came back to the supermaket and bought a Viña Casablanca Cefiro Chardonnay 2016. I have of lot of faith in wines from the Casablanca valley. Read More

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