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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  • Santa Julia Chardonnay Reserva Valle de Uco 2015

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    Nicely yeasty aromas of green apple, lemon and pineapple. Austere peach and grapefruit flavors, full in the mouth with acidity and steely notes of lemon and lime with just a touch of tart cheese curd lactic acid on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Nice picture of the hard to photograph hummingbirds.On Friday we were in the ... times.  We bought the Chardonnay and two of the three Zinfandel wines.  Here is the Chardonnay, which we drank with chicken that Sandra made on Saturday.  The '2014 barrique' is quite good and lightly oaked.  Worth the money. &nbs Read More

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  • Kendall-Jackson Vintners Reserve Chardonnay 2013

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    Another good showing for the style and price point. Green apples, vanilla and a slight nutty profile are front and center, but as it warms a citrus presence shows itself - a slightly creamy viscous back palate creates a medium aftertaste.Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Coastal Vines Chardonnay 2013

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    Undrinkable Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Grgich Hills Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley 2012

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    Very clear yellow color. Some oak on the nose. Nice acid on the tip of the tongue calms my fears about being overoaked. Lots of upfront fruitstone fruit, citrus (lemonish). As indicated, oak is discernible, but it is certainly not over the top. Overall, this is a crisp, refreshing wine. I would compare it to a white Burgundy, but it is on... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • How about some of this :Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2014Happy Sipping! - Paul Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Journey of the Chardonnay...


  • Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Chardonnay Lightly Oaked 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by firewoman2317


  • Mondavi Woodbridge Lightly Oaked Chardonnay NV

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    Wine review by firewoman2317


  • This Remy was a fun addition to Mothers Day festivities. Nutty notes to accent the dry Chardonnay. Read More

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  • Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay 2013

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    Maybe an 89 here - but then it's just an opinion. Fresh with green apples, vanilin and a touch of nuttiness and citrus around the edges that lead to a slightly vicious, juicy finish. Well done - Paul. 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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