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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  • Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay 2014


    Fruity and acidic with a smooth finish. Everything I look for in a good white. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Ruca Malen Brut Sparkling


    Golden pear and apple notes with an aged cheese and yeast note adding some creaminess alongside a pleasant minerality. Tart notes of lemon, green melon and creamy almond on the palate with fresh minerality and lime zest leading up to a finish with good length and more creamy peach and apple. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Garnacha has arrived. Wine drinkers demand varietal Garnacha bottles and ask ... reds, to Macabeo (Viura), Chardonnay, Garnacha Blanca and Moscatel for the whites.The soil in the region is predominantly gravel with pockets of slate, hard clay and sandstone. The gravel soils are particularly well suited to the region’s low rainfall, as it retai... Read More

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  • So we started the evening with our friends by popping (sorry BLM, didn't ... ... nice bottle of Scherrer chardonnay and had the Apsara whole cluster Las Madres syrah with dinner.  All three bottles were quite excellent.  Good food + good wine + good friends = good times. Hope everyone had an equally enjoyable Saturday!&nbs Read More

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  • Bethel Heights Chardonnay Estate 2014


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    Wine review by anchca

  • Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2014


    Very floral nose. Lots of fruit on entrytable grapes, lemon. Some spiciness on the rear palate. Light on oak. Acid tartness is more apparent than butter. Pleasant enough wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Beresford Chardonnay Mclaren Vale 2013


    Nicely herbal and slightly hot aromas of green apple and sweet lemon. This is spicy and zesty in the mouth with bold lemon and grapefruit notes, fresh green apple and a hint of tart herbal character towards the finish that has good length and subtle oak. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Aoyo Chardonnay Semi Sweet Wine 2015


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    Wine review by Joyy

  • With Portland, Oreon finally feeling the warmth of Summer, I've opted for ... Bouchaine Vineyards Estate Chardonnay Carneros-Napa Valley. I normally don't buy wines under $10.00 yet when I saw this at Trader Joe's, it reminded me of my favorite Carneros so I thought I'd give it a try. What a delightful wine! Perfect for a Sunday afternoon tryi... Read More

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  • Doesn't need to overwhelming to be satisfying.Funny, my wife said that to ... outside.  The bottle of Chardonnay was decent too.  Good time Read More

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