Italy is well known for many things and one of them is an inordinate number of different wine grapes. The variety (400-500) is practically dizzying. That sort of diversity is also present in Italian sparkling wine where a number of traditions persist. ...Read more »
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 »
Waterbrook Chardonnay Columbia Valley
|Region:||USA » Washington » Columbia Valley|
Ca' del Baio Langhe Chardonnay Sermine
|Winery:||Ca' del Baio|
|Region:||Italy » Piemonte » Langhe|
Miolo Cuvée Giuseppe Chardonnay
|Region:||Brazil » Rio Grande Do Sul » Bento Gonçalves » Vale Dos Vinhedos|
Rustenberg Chardonnay Stellenbosch
|Region:||South Africa » Stellenbosch|
Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard
|Winery:||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
|Region:||USA » Washington » Columbia Valley|
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Walker Bay
|Winery:||Hamilton Russell Vineyards|
|Region:||South Africa » Bot River » Walker Bay|
Pegasus Bay Chardonnay Waipara
|Region:||Canterbury » Waipara|
Adirondack Winery Chardonnay
|Region:||USA » New York|
With the New Year just around the corner, pop the cork on a sparkling wine and it’s jingle bells all the way. The days when Champagne had it all its own way are long gone for our wine shelves are now groaning with bubbles from all over the world. And t...Read more »
I recently had the chance to speak with Craig McAllister, La Crema Winery’s new head winemaker. He took the reins this past January. La Crema wines are much-loved by millions of wine drinkers in the United States for their artisan yet approachable bent...Read more »
Riesling could be eclipsing Chardonnay as a go-to white wine grape for wine drinkers. My definition of wine drinkers here includes folks who don’t drink wine on a regular basis, but know a few grapes by name when ordering at a restaurant or picking up ...Read more »
Whenever I get together with friends and cook my wife and I always love to start with a sparkling wine. Even the act of pulling off the cork signifies that it’s time to celebrate. Years of history has put that front and center. However when you are hos...Read more »
Love 'em or hate 'em, Millennials are the next generation of wine drinkers and wine makers. In a tongue-and-cheek effort to help Millennials decide what to drink – Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Grigio were on the list – Huffington P...Read more »
New numbers released by The U.S. Wine Market: Impact Databank Review and Forecast reveal that the United States wine market grew a modest 0.3 percent in 2014, but that a rise in the popularity of sparkling wine helped steady an otherwise lukewarm year.Read more »
The Groot Constantia wine estate is a long way from France. That didn’t stop the winery from sending shock waves from Europe to Africa when it was announced the estate’s 2013 Chardonnay won the title of world’s best Chardonnay at the 22nd annual Chard...Read more »
Champagne and chardonnay are wooing the palates of the United Kingdom. According to a recent story by U.K.-based The Telegraph, though consumers are easing up on the poundage they plunk down on wine at restaurants and bars, they're putting their paper...Read more »
|Winery:||Concha Y Toro|
Exceptional wine craftsmanship is in evidence here......Limari Valley, Chile produces great white wine. I love the balanced use of oak.......elegance indeed......This is a well-rounded wine! Nose: complex.....lemon peel, apricots galore Palate: spice F...
|Winery:||Jean Claude Mas|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc » Limoux|
|Varietal:||Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc|
Nice easy drinking way to begin a lunch. A bit bracing with cherry, strawberry, and cotton candy. A bargain at the pricing of $15
|Region:||Australia » Western Australia » Pemberton|
nose of morning dew, melon and rosemary; savoury with slight pepper spices
|Winery:||Jamieson Ranch Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California|
light and with sweet vanilla oaky hints
|Region:||France » Champagne|
it's everything I like about Champagne! very fine beads that tantalises the tastebuds and not overwhelming, nose of summer flowers; fruity and buttery, slight sweetness, yet so soothing...
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon|
|Varietal:||Chardonnay , Grenache Blanc , Marsanne|
This wine - apparently produced by a favourite Roussillon house of Parker - does make for a wonderful, affordable wine. It has a nose of those over-perfumed kind of flowers like Wisteria or Clematis - perhaps Honeysuckle - but this is inviting (even p...
|Winery:||La Forge Estate|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Vin de Pays d'Oc|
pineapple notes, with some hints of toast and oak
|Region:||USA » California » Mendocino County » Anderson Valley|
|Varietal:||Chardonnay , Pinot Noir|
Wonderful as usual. Apples, nuttiness, a slight touch of cherry with a cripness and acidity that give this an excellent finish. 91 points - drink now - Paul.
|Winery:||Gallo Family Vineyards (Healdsburg, CA)|
|Region:||USA » California|
filled with sweet vanilla oak flavours
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This is the 2014 Clayhouse Adobe White, which is a blend of Grenache Blanc, ... ... Chuck Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonna Read More
Light on it's feet with some vanilla, green apples and a buttery finish. Not much length but satisfying. 85 points - drink now - Paul Read More
Toast and pear jam! Lovely.91 points Read More
We're back in CA, this time LA for an awards thingy for the CFO. ... of ... of the road Wolfgang Puck chardonnay (on the house!!). Have a special snooth event planned for later in the wee Read More
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A few years too late, but I'm searching for those as well. Recently ... ... family wild yeast chardonnay. It's scrumptious, velvety butter, nice oak, golden coloring. It's my new too beat wine! Anyway, if you are still searching is be curious to know your thoughts on that one to others. Can't wait to start trying some of these others as I... Read More
I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... for white wines made of the chardonnay grape from 26 communes in the Maconnais ie the area around the town of Macon in southern Burgundy My bottle comes from a small family owned concern in that area.I started my bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes. It is a dry wine. There is plenty o... Read More
According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... ... for growing high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. New Mexico has been growing grapes for more than 400 years since the Spanish Colonists planted mission grapes for the traveling Monks who needed wine for their daily mass. Today, New Mexico has three main v... Read More
Burgundy on a Budget. You get to write that column. I have to say, ... which is pretty much all the Chardonnay I consume, you can get really good things for $25 or so. It does have to be opportunistic. Looking at my CT, looks like my Burgundy section is barely over a case, and ranges from $20 (La Chablisienne 1er Montmains--coop juice but g... Read More
Light floral aromas of orange blossom, green apple and pear with pungent spice and a hint of lemon. Expressive palate of Meyer lemon, grapefruit and apple with creamy pastry crust notes and a frolicking texture. There's a touch of tart citrus pith on the finish adding a bit of complexity to this agreeable crowd pleaser. Read More
Mar 24, 2014
I've had two bottles explode (glass tops) when opening with a proper corkscrew. Glass everywhere and cuts. What's the story here?
Jun 10, 2013
What accompaniments do you have with it?
Sep 23, 2012
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
Feb 3, 2012
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
Jun 14, 2011
what is the calorie content of 8 oz. of the chard. boxed ?
Apr 9, 2011
I'm visiting the Carneros region. Would appreciate any suggestions for wineries with nice oak chards. Thanks.
Mar 3, 2011
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...
Feb 27, 2011
What does VC mean as the tag for Sterling Chardonnay?
Jan 26, 2011
I love Chard with oak and even heavy oak. Any suggestions?
Jan 26, 2011
I was told by the salesperson that the Dona Sole Chardonnay has oak. There is no indication on the bottle stating the contents.