Despite having been a center of viticulture since the Roman era, it could be argued that the wines of Chablis have never had such cachet among wine geeks as they do right now. As more and more wine lovers have the chance to try older vintages of these ...Read more »
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 »
Waterbrook Chardonnay Columbia Valley
|Region:||USA » Washington » Columbia Valley|
Tormaresca Chardonnay Puglia IGT
|Region:||Italy » Puglia » Puglia Igt|
Peconic Bay Winery Chardonnay North Fork la Barrique
|Winery:||Peconic Bay Winery|
|Region:||USA » New York » Suffolk County » Long Island » North Fork|
Santa Margherita Chardonnay Veneto Orientale IGT
|Region:||Italy » Trentino-alto Adige » Vigneti Delle Dolomiti Igt|
Columbia Crest Chardonnay Columbia Valley Grand Estates
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley|
Miolo Cuvée Giuseppe Chardonnay
|Region:||Brazil » Rio Grande Do Sul » Bento Gonçalves » Vale Dos Vinhedos|
Let’s take a trip back in time. Close your eyes and imagine yourself an English explorer, a shipmate of Sir Walter Raleigh’s. You've just braved the Atlantic crossing and are rowing to shore towards a strange island on a forbidding coast. Yet immediate...Read more »
Thanksgiving wine pairing can be tough. With tons of different flavors and lots of different palates at the table, it's downright difficult, if not impossible, to find the perfect wine. Pinot Noir, Riesling and Beaujolais are always near the top of the...Read more »
Turkish wines aren’t exactly at the forefront of our collective fine wine consciousness in the West. That’s a shame, because in Turkey we are seeing one of those pleasant ironies that often crop up in the wine world: an ancient wine producing region th...Read more »
As a wine consumer I love to read about others experiences with wine, but one of the most frustrating things is when you read about a great wine that you simply cannot find. With over 100,000 different wines made every year and at best only a few thous...Read more »
Few meals arouse anticipation like Thanksgiving dinner. For weeks, if not months, thoughts of the dinner table covered with delectable holiday dishes occupy the mind and bring quiet grumblings to the belly. Visions of mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranber...Read more »
Love 'em or hate 'em, Millennials are the next generation of wine drinkers and wine makers. In a tongue-and-cheek effort to help Millennials decide what to drink – Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Grigio were on the list – Huffington P...Read more »
New numbers released by The U.S. Wine Market: Impact Databank Review and Forecast reveal that the United States wine market grew a modest 0.3 percent in 2014, but that a rise in the popularity of sparkling wine helped steady an otherwise lukewarm year.Read more »
The Groot Constantia wine estate is a long way from France. That didn’t stop the winery from sending shock waves from Europe to Africa when it was announced the estate’s 2013 Chardonnay won the title of world’s best Chardonnay at the 22nd annual Chard...Read more »
Champagne and chardonnay are wooing the palates of the United Kingdom. According to a recent story by U.K.-based The Telegraph, though consumers are easing up on the poundage they plunk down on wine at restaurants and bars, they're putting their paper...Read more »
|Region:||USA » California|
Green apple and caramel aromas are light and clean. Flavors of honey and cream, light honeydew melon and almond. A fresh and light, easy-drinking Chard.
|Winery:||Viña William Fèvre|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Chablis » Chablis Grand Cru|
(Past tasting 2 Aug 2014) Clean and refreshing!
|Winery:||Edna Valley Vineyard|
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo|
Opens with some green pepper and raspberry, Rather thin and not quite a mouthful and somewhat disappointing, but after sitting in the glass a bit, becomes deeper, more complex, with more pronounced jam and preserves flavors and cocoa. Turns out to be n...
|Winery:||Rodney Strong Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Sonoma Coast|
Toasted hazelnut and marzipan on the nose with light nectarine and peach aromas. Full and rich palate with flavors of lemon, peach, a fair bit of vanilla and toast. The silky smooth finish is fairly lengthy with touches of hazelnut and cream.
|Winery:||Domaine de Montbourgeau|
|Region:||Switzerland » Jura|
Great apple flavors and a crisp finish.
|Winery:||Viña William Fèvre|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Chablis » Chablis Grand Cru|
(Past tasting 6 Apr 2013) Herby, citrousy nose. Lots of citrous notes on palate. Fresh!
|Region:||France » Champagne|
|Varietal:||Pinot Noir , Chardonnay , Pinot Meunier|
Nice Champagne brought by S/T NYE 2014/5
|Winery:||Casa Vinicola Botter|
|Region:||Italy » Veneto » Soave|
|Varietal:||Chardonnay , Garganega , Trebbiano|
Parmesan cheese and green apple aromas open for this inviting and interesting blend. Flavors are tart and refreshing, with lemon zest, melon and aged cheese rind. There's enough acidity to prop up the wine until the very end, where it falls off a bit. ...
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Alexander Valley|
Slightly hot aromas of dried apricot, honeysuckle and peach. More peach and citrus aromas, a hint of bay leaf and cut lemongrass, green apple, vanilla and a long finish of butter and tea leaf.
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Just returned from a quick trip to the Central Coast. Visited Talley and ... Bishop's Peak SLO County Chardonnay-- 2012 Bishop's Peak Paso Robles "Elevation" (Bordeaux Blend)-- 2013 Oliver's Vineyard Chardonnay Wolff Vineyards-- 2013 Central Coast Dry Riesling-- 2012 Central Coast "Red Wolff" (Bordeaux Blend)-- 2013 Edna Valley Teroldego-- 20... Read More
This time of the year is the celebration of the Jewish Holiday of Passover. ... Spinach Matzo Balls & Chardonnay No Passover feast is complete with the almost obligatory Chicken Soup. Delicious in any form when lovingly made, try a Saffron Chicken Broth with Spinach and minced chicken stuffed matzo balls. This formulation should be served in... Read More
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Today my wife Sandra took her friend Marlene out on the town in a big way to ... with Seafood!Craggy Range Chardonnay $24.99Youthful pale straw. Lovely aromatics of white flowers, peach, biscuit and flint. Integrated fresh flavours of stone fruits, lemon zest and roasted nuts create a generous and complex feel across the palate which is elegan... Read More
Tonight we enjoyed a 2012 Sunstone Chardonnay with BBQ'd cod, potatoes and a tomato avocado salad. This Chardonnay is a nice chardonnay but not exceptional. This a clean chardonnay and not buttery at all. I'm not sure which style I like better. Sometimes a buttery chard is perfect and other times not. I'm not a white wine drinker but it was exc... Read More
As a UK journalist, and Master of Wine, I discuss, criticise and recommend not ... Blanc, about the Aldi Limoux Chardonnay £6.99 ($10.60) which tastes like a pretty good white Burgundy or Sainsbury’s Winemaker’s Selection Malbec at £4.75 ($7.20), which you can buy in for a party and everyone will love. I do a Friday night drive time radio slot... Read More
Getting back your roots is a matter of blending, according to a story this past ... than 11 varieties including chardonnay, pinot gris, semillon and sauvignon blanc” and is wild-fermented in oak and a “large, amphora-like ceramic egg.” While the blend may sound like the stuff of grade-school sugar mongers making suicides from the soda fountain ... Read More
A very decent Sonoma Valley Chardonnay. The winemaker's notes are true.The only defect I taste is a slight bitterness which could be from hard pressing the clusters, extracting bitter vinuous tannins and seed tannins. There appears to me to be a slight sweetness, maybe a couple of tenths of a percent, which might have been added to cover up the ... Read More
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