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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Chardonnay on Snooth

  • These wine descriptions aren't the usual “floral hints and notes of ... of ... to getting tipsy on Chardonnay at work, using Merlot as part of a death ritual and a drunk pet goat with an apparent affinity for 5-star red wine. Photos from the comedian's Facebook page reveal a variety of signs, ads and flyers laced with Wysaski sometimes witty,... Read More

    From the article Wine Comedian's Snicker-Inducing Tasting Notes Featured on HuffPo


  • Landmark Chardonnay Overlook Sonoma County 2012

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    Very intriguing buttery yet floral aromas of candied hazelnuts, baked green apples, vanilla and caramel. Full mouthfeel, creamy and rich, with melon and lemon notes, light banana and coconut touches, and a smooth long finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Breggo Chardonnay Anderson Valley 2011

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    Wine review by mruffert


  • The Groot Constantia wine estate is a long way from France. That ... the ... ... the estate’s 2013 Chardonnay won the title of world’s best Chardonnay at the 22nd annual Chardonnay du Monde competition this past March in Burgundy. “Beating more than 800 other entrants from across the globe to be judged best overall, Groot Constantia’s 2013 Ch... Read More

    From the article South African Chard Takes Crown of World's Best at French Competition


  • How brutal was winter? Just forget it. Forget how cold it was, forget how much ... ... Riesling, Viognier, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer) from four vineyards in the Willamette AVA, this wine shows delightful aromatics of wildflowers, lavender, and honeysuckle along with a pale gold hue. In the mouth, it awakens the palate with an unusual approac... Read More

    From the article Top Ten Spring Wines Under $25


  • Sorry, turophile. One day you may find yourself trapped in a big, scary, ... ... Ritz Crackers and Rombauer ChardonnayAnchors aweigh! We’re sailing straight into butter bomb territory. All three items in this pairing drip with thick, fatty, sweet oils. Birds of a feather flock together, indeed. Throw down a few pieces of dried fruit (apple, pi... Read More

    From the article Unpretentious Wine Pairings: Cheese Product


  • Rodney Strong Vineyards Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2013

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Amid the Botox-laden dialogue of Bravo TV's The Real Housewives of Beverly ... a light cool crisp summer chardonnay yet? My own label coming soon,” the reality start tweeted, following her announcement with “#excited #thinkgrapes #happy.” Glanville's venture into the vines is just one of several such entrepreneurial journeys by female reality ... Read More

    From the article Celebrity Sipper: Real Housewives Star Kicks Off New Wine


  • Champagne Jacquinot & Fils Champagne Harmonie 2000

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    A little zippy and zesty on the nose. Citrus.Creamy on the palate, fruity but not ostentatious. It reminds me of childhood days with my sister, climbing into fruit trees. The even, fine taste of the wine is appley, a little loquat, with a leafiness in the background. Like the moment you climb into the tree, surrounded by the smell of apples and ... Read More

    Wine review by Shoshi Cooper


  • Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County 2006

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    Wine review by SarahQ


  • I've had two bottles explode (glass tops) when opening with a proper corkscrew. Glass everywhere and cuts. What's the story here?

    Comment by 1482603Snoother 1482603 1482603 Snoother 1482603


  • What accompaniments do you have with it?

    Comment by 1297081Fazie 1297081 Fazie


  • Hi, We recently tried your idol Chardonnay whilst holidaying in Lara Beach and we fell in love with this tasty yet delicate wine.. could you please tell me if this is sold in the UK? Kind Regards Ony

    Comment by 1141710onyNony 1141710 onyNony


  • Talbott. The Kali Hart is the best value for the dollar today and light in oak. The Sleepy Hollow vineyard is burgundian to me... also a great value

    Comment by 727845ottrad1 727845 ottrad1


  • what is the calorie content of 8 oz. of the chard. boxed ?

    Comment by 861559wildflower 2 861559 wildflower 2


  • I'm visiting the Carneros region. Would appreciate any suggestions for wineries with nice oak chards. Thanks.

    Comment by 241717Morrilyn Robertson 241717 Morrilyn Robertson


  • Hello All!!! its Beamer! I have just tried a new vintage called Fog Head. from California, Very very tasty!!!! wicked fruit blend, that goes great with chicken! (what i just ate for din din) latley trying new chardonnay's have been pissing me off, in the sense that jackson triggs, gave me an allergic reaction to my eyes!!!!! but this one i...

    Comment by 782313beamer 782313 beamer


  • What does VC mean as the tag for Sterling Chardonnay?

    Comment by 784621novicegb 784621 novicegb


  • I love Chard with oak and even heavy oak. Any suggestions?

    Comment by 745981barbjarvis 745981 barbjarvis


  • I was told by the salesperson that the Dona Sole Chardonnay has oak. There is no indication on the bottle stating the contents.

    Comment by 745981barbjarvis 745981 barbjarvis


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