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

  • We opened this nice Chardonnay from our new winery Soter in Willamette Valley yesterday.  Very tasty Chardonnay. Read More

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  • WOW.  Glad to have Outthere, back.  In that stash I'm seeing PN, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon.  Did I miss anythinig? Returning to a personal favorite, last night. An interesting wine, I normally detect fruit on the tip of my tongue.  The tip of my tongue just barely detects any black fruit, here.  As the wine passes back some still-qui... Read More

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  • David Akiyoshi Reserve Chardonnay 2015

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    Another recent Naked Wines selection. A gold silver in the glass. Opens with raisin, rose petal, and cream; on to vanilla and oak; then orange rind, lime, and cream butter. Medium acidity, lightly oaked - not nearly as oaked as it smells, with a mesquite smoke bite. Smooth, full, and lush in the mouth growing more acidic and smokey as it opens i... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Al - They do make some good pinots noir bottlings don't they?  A real good chardonnay also. Read More

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  • EM - Sandra will try to figure out who that guy in the white suit was.  It ... ... she has a few glasses of Chardonnay and you'll get instant approval.  Trust m Read More

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  • RC - There are several 'French Family' wineries in Willamette Valley, ... ... wineries make excellent Chardonnay.   We joined Soter this year and love their Pinot Noir / Chardonnay too.EM - I agree that cheaper Pinot Noir just doesn't please us anymore.  It's a hard wine to produce and that is reflected in the price for the ones that turn out... Read More

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  • Amalaya makes this 2016 Torrontes/Riesling blend that should prove interesting. ... ... 2016 Felino Vina Cobos Chardonnay is the Paul Hobbs effort in Mendoza.  I'm leery of SA chards anyway (Had some less than stellar efforts.) but Hobbs makes good wine so I figured this may be the way to go.Was told to expect a surprise in the box - been buyi... Read More

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  • As usual the event will be at my house.  South American wines will poured for the most part - and most of those will be from the local area.  What does that mean?  Won't be any high end wines, just wines that are readily available to the people attending - which will be a different group also.This going to a family style backyard bbq, just frien... Read More

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  • As the world’s winemakers look to single vineyard wines to mark them out ... out ... Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay vines. ‘MM’ Escana barrel-aged Syrah 2007 showed well, the Escana Syrah 2013 even better. In case you’re wondering, ‘MM’ is the owner of the estate, the famous Spanish actor Manuel Manzaneque.A drive across the dry plains of La Ma... Read More

    From the article Spanish Wines Get Specific


  • Banfi Le Rime Toscana 2016

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    Citrus, melon and lemongrass with a slight viscosity and decent acidity make this a fun wine to drink. 86 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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