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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  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with ... ... years both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have graced our Thanksgiving table. If I had to choose just one of those, it would be the Cuvee DD Pinot Noir. First released in April 2010, the '99 Cuvée DD Sonoma is still their current release.Amy Corron PowerAnother Wine ... Read More

    From the article The One and Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving


  • Pazo Cilleiro Albariño Rias Baixas Denominación de Origen 2015

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    silky, buttery chardonnay-like nose. mid body grassy-citrus pomelo taste, sourish aftertaste. Nice but I expected more from 15$ wine... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Best in Show: Dragon Provence Rose Cuvee 20162nd Place: Scalia De Priorat  ... 20153rd Place Finca Sophenia Chardonnay Mendoza Andes Argentina 20155 Stars: Thanks to this community of wine loving fans...All of the wines were appreciated and enjoyed and  All of the wines were ordered for the Holidays. Every on Read More

    Forum post in the topic The 2018 "UNDER 20" Tasting.....


  • Also looking good was this earlier circular from Chambers Street. Oregon ... along with various clones of Chardonnay, and several Italian varieties. The vineyard is farmed organically, with only small amounts of elemental sulfur and copper used to prevent mildew and rot. Clover (for nitrogen), buckwheat (for phosphorus), and mustard (for drain... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • David Stone Chardonnay 2009

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    So smoothened full of flavor Read More

    Wine review by rbnweiss


  • St. Laurentius Sekt Chardonnay Brut

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • With shipping to Wisconsin being such a mess, I found a place that ship without ... Brosseau Vineyard Sparkling Chardonnay X 3Bedrock 2016 Old Vines Zinfandel X 6I resisted last summer when the solicitation came from Bedrock.  I did not order any SVDs.  I'm not going to rush into them, but the OVZs will be everyday drinkers for quite a while.Tw... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Decided to spin this out from another thread to keep things clear and more easily accessible.Please post your recommendations here. Will add my own when I have a spare moment.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • Sure enough, Apsara arrived, today. Chardonnay (the first I've seen from Apsara), Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah.  The last two add go some bottles that are already in stock.That seems to be it for this week--unless I'm surprised by something.I've received notification that Becklyn and Carlisle should be arriving next week.  Also, st... Read More

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  • Have you been to Burgundy before? Lyon deserves a day or more (far more) for ... the pinot noir and gamay and chardonnay of Burgundy. That's another trip, not to be confused with Lyon-into-Burgundy within a four-day timespan! Unless you just like to sit behind glass in a car or coach or boat and snap photos of scenery passing you by far too qu... Read More

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  • 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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