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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Chardonnay on Snooth

  • Adobe White 2014

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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

    Wine review by Dougman


  • Rodney Strong Sonoma County Chardonnay 2013

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    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

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Bogle Vineyards Chardonnay Clarksburg 2015

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    Toast and pear jam! Lovely.91 points Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Givry Remoissenet Pere & Fils 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Fat, rich, creamy and buttery...


  • Domaine Dupré Mâcon-Villages 2007

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    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

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic The wine geeks holy grail, I...


  • Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blancs Brut Reserva Cava NV

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    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

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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