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

  • Bodega Dominio Buenavista Vino de la Tierra Contraviesa Alpujarra Veleta 2007

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    Wine review by testscreen


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • 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

    From the article A Salute to Wine in the United Kingdom


  • 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

    From the article Going Old-School: Some Australian Winemakers Embrace "Field Blend"


  • Joseph Drouhin Vosne Romanee 2012

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    Very nice unoaked Chardonnay Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Chardonnay Kirkland Signature Sonoma County 2012

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    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

    Wine review by sipwines


  • Well, we went to the symphony, last night:London Symphony OrchestraMichael ... ... ... it was easy to order a Chardonnay for them to split (and I can't go wrong ordering Sonoma-Cutrer for Peggy) and a half-bottle of Qupe Syrah for me.  Nothing particularly special about either of these, but I do love half-bottles in restaurants. I happened to... Read More

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  • You can't make shirts with it, but wine definitely tastes better with ... ... than delicate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay,” Campoy wrote. Ambitious as they are, the state's winemakers are aware of their shortcomings, Texas wine author Russell Kane told Campoy. “It took about 30 years (until) we realized that we weren't Bordeaux, and we sure as hel... Read More

    From the article Cowboy Country Class: Texan Farmers Turn To Grapes


  • Canvas Chardonnay 2013

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    Wine review by Yukon man


  • 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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