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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  • Mercurey Premier Cru la Mission Monopole Chateau de Chamirey 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Franzia Chardonnay Bib 2013

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    I'm most a red wine drinker, but this is a very decent chardonnay. For the price, a no-brainer. Read More

    Wine review by rcj1


  • Franzia Chardonnay Bib 2013

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    Wine review by rcj1


  • Chablis Domaine des Malandes 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014

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    Wine review by Marlowes


  • Cannery Row Chapter One California Chardonnay 2015

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    Alert, Alert, ALERT!!!!! Randy is going to say something nice about California wine and Chardonnay. This was very good, I personally did not buy it, but with that admission, I wish I had. So the next time I see it, I will linger, depending on the price. Formerly a charter member of the ABC Club. Nothing ever stays the same. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Last night we enjoyed a nice wine dinner with our neighbors (Rick and Debbie), ... off with a 2015 California Chardonnay, which we followed with our 2014 Washington Duckhorn Canvasback red blend.  Then we opened our 2010 Barolo, which everyone agreed was the best wine of the evening.  That was followed by a 2014 California Cabernet Sauvignon, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Clos Pegase Chardonnay Mitsuko's Vineyard Carneros 2015

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    Plush and aromatic with green apple and toasted caramel notes, lightly smoked with deep toasted vanilla and a touch of lemon. Creamy, oaky and buttery on the palate, with fruit notes of peppery lemon, green apple and plantain, this finishes with a crisp flash of oak and plenty more melted butter. 90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tank Garage Nothing Gold Can Stay Chardonnay Napa 2015

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    Light gold color, oaty notes of toast, creamy oak and Meyer lemon are very buttery. In the mouth this is initially fresh and lively, welling up with buttery vanilla notes on the mid palate, green apple and lemon fruit taking a back seat towards the finish to more oak, tart acidity and a creamy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Writing is a cathartic exercise. The same can be said about tasting wine. ... ... would be incorrect to say a Chardonnay tastes like plums as much as it would be to say a Pinot Noir smells like gardenias. My biggest tasting note pet peeve is when the writer chooses poetry to explain the wine. A poetic tasting note is equivalent to poor driving... Read More

    From the article How to Write the Best Ever Wine Tasting Note


  • 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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