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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  • Grayson Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley 2008

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    I like very much the tasty of strawberry Read More

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  • Thumbprint Cellars Chardonnay 2007

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    When I drink this wine can i feel my first hangover Read More

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  • Blass Reserve Release Chardonnay South Australia 2016

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    good Read More

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  • I was at Wegman's grocery store this afternoon and tasted both of these ...  The 2016 Bixby Creek Chardonnay was slightly oaked, not buttery or sweet.  It was easily worth the price too.Did you notice how I get a picture of the wine with the price clearly marked in front of it?  A new strategy of mine to help me remember what I paid for i Read More

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  • Blass Reserve Release Chardonnay South Australia 2016

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    Lightly oaked aromas of lemon cream with light peach notes and a zesty spice note. Soft on entry with full bodied peach, lemon and baked apple notes, long on acidity with a gently green finish that carries a bit of fresh herb and a touch of citrus pith. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Emblem Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2016

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    Pungent lemon, ginger and pineapple aromas with a softer side of golden apple and cream. Delicious green apple, peach and lemon notes with a tart acidity and creamy textured sorbet notes, this is expansive and driving with assertive fruit and concentrated aromatics which continue to deliver through to the boldly spiced finish.90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • It's funny, Jon, Peggy and I don't really see eye-to-eye when it comes to domestic Chardonnay wines.  I am not crazy about the super-oaked caramel bombs.  She loves them.  She is not crazy about the nicely acidic lean ones that I like..However, we completely agree on white Burgundy.Oh, and this one will not be seeing a lot of cellar time.  She h... Read More

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  • Well, we took Mrs. EMark to the Dr.'s office, yesterday, to have some ... ... were quite good--Duckhorn Chardonnay for Peggy and Frank Family Zinfandel for me.After our meal we visited the Packing House wine store.  I had not been in it for years, and, so, I thought it might be fun to check it out.  This wine store is not cheap by any means, b... Read More

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  • What looks to be an excellent value. And Al, something you might benefit from ... offered before). It's Chardonnay grown in classic kimmeridgian soils, but it has its own balance of orchard fruit, iodine, salt, and chiseled minerality. Patrick is doing us all a tremendous favor by sharing these different corners of AC Chablis. We hope to tempt... Read More

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  • River Road Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve 2016

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    Ripe and lightly oaked. Very drinkable everyday white. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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