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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  • Emerald Bay Chardonnay 2014

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    Wine review by CindyinVB


  • The history of Keenan Winery started over 40 years ago. It is located high ... ... Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Zinfandel. Robert Parker Jr has on numerous occasions rated the wines between 90 and 97 points. The Robert Keenan Winery is committed to quality, and it shows through every bottle of their wine, right down to th... Read More

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  • Prepping some BV Tapestry, Scherrer chardonnay and a couple mags of Roederer bubbles for our annual (30+ years) New Years Eve Party.  We have our daughter and future son-in-law here and also invited some close friends for a pre-party feast of standing rib roast, twice baked potatoes, grilled asparagus and salad.  Looking to pull a couple Napa ca... Read More

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  • Cuvee du President' Blanc de Blancs Brut Cremant de Limoux 1991

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    I bought this bottle of wine for a mere £1 from a new website called ... ... wines made of at least 90% chardonnay although pinot noir,chenin blanc and mauzac are also allowed in a blend. My bottle is very old-fashioned,quite heavy and the label says made by Divinaude although I have not been able to find out much about them. I presume it to b... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Argentina is a key player on the 21st century wine scene. Hands down, the ... ... SparklingDomaine Bousquet Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut MendozaMusky earthy aromas of sandy soil and clay on the nose with hints of peach, melon and dried sage. Continues to be earthy and concentrated on the palate with lemon and grapefruit citrus fruit, floral peac... Read More

    From the article Argentina's Secret Stash of Wines


  • I taste a lot of California wine in any given year. There are so many ... ... spicy. 91 pts.Alpha Omega Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014Cool, and inviting on the nose with fresh and light peach and apple aromas with excellent depth and lightly floral dried apricot notes. In the mouth this is beautiful and elegant with fruit notes of peach, fresh me... Read More

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  • Peter Vella Chardonnay 2001

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    I like this wine. I have tasted many Chardonnays and this one is better than most box or bottle. A very good everyday drinking wine. Read More

    Wine review by joerainey


  • Really Big Al ;- I have had and enjoyed two wines from Chateau Tayac in Margaux ... drinkers had an Australian chardonnay/pinot grigio blend frm Hardys that somebody else provid Read More

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  • A normal topic for christmas time that is missing this year. I have an 2009 Mont Redon CdP that I'll serve with prime rib. I'm really looking forward to it. Read More

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  • I just noticed, Al, that in your thread title you used the word ... of Barolo ... of Barolo and 4 X bottles of Chardonnay.  So, that is how I calculated my expected $1.20 benefit.Of course, now, in order to take advantage of this windfall, I have to get back on the WTSO mailing lis Read More

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