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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  • yes, D, you may have a good point there.  My niece used to work for the ... tearing anything up to plant chardonnay.  There's a short mention of Stellwagen on the Bedrock site, and it mentions Sunbreak Vineyard Management managing the property.  Was it they, or was it a subsequent contract? Bedrock says the whole vineyard is just 2.5 acres.  O... Read More

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  • In honor of DMCKER (well not really, some friends were in town from New York) ... ... a Sparkling Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010 Charles Heintz Sabrina Marie. With dinner I brought a 2012 Carter Cellars Cab Sauv Beckstoffer ToKalon "The Grand Daddy" and our dining partners ordered a 2002 Colgin Herb Lamb Vyd Cab Sauv off the wine list. Fun nigh Read More

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  • The story has never really been told in full. Local growers don't like to ... torn up and replaced with chardonnay.The growers I was talking to yesterday at Swan still looked broken up over it. I don' know the full details but the bottom line is something unscrupulous went on and an old woman lost her property when she was merely looking for s... Read More

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  • Kopriva Unoaked Carneros Char 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by LittleJackie1947


  • Muirwood Vineyards Chardonnay Arroyo Seco Reserve Zanetta Vineyard 2009

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    Wine review by ralbano


  • Badet Clement Revelation Chardonnay Vin de Pays d'Oc 2014

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    Unoaked chardonnay. Nicely blended, light to medium body. Refreshing, a hint of minerality. Good price point. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • We make dry Riesling, Chardonnay and Gerwurztraminer. We also do a Pinot Noir Noir,a Hungarian style Bulls Blood, a Bordeaux red blend and an exceptional Cab Franc. This year we are doing a Georgian Saperavi and a Russian Kagor. These are all cool climate wines with rich fruit character and nice acidity. Read More

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  • I am the owner and winemaker at Chateau Niagara winery in Newfane, NY. We are a small lot winery of artisan French and Eastern European wines.  Read More

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  • A friend of mine’s wife gets really annoyed if I recommend wines over $15 ... Bourgogne Blanc de Blancs (Chardonnay grapes only) from Burgundy, a Franciacorta from Italy or a Cava from Spain. They’re all made in exactly the same way as Champagne and, if you pay the extra quid (PTEQ!) can fight well above their weight. At about $18 (£14.00) the ... Read More

    From the article More Champagne Beats January Blues


  • Terlato Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

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    oaky sweetness mixed with lemon and minerals. great wine! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • 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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