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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  • Louis Jadot Beaune Bressandes Domaine Gagey 2012


    good balance of herbs, summer tropical fruits, pear, and oak Read More

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  • William Hill Chardonnay North Coast 2014


    pear and oak, rich and toasted Read More

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  • Check your calendar. Yes, Thanksgiving is almost here. It's past time to ... ... of grapes along the way; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Grenache, and maybe a Petit Verdot. Wind things down with a sparkling wine that will encourage further celebration and kick-start digestion. The sparkling rosé will not detract from the build you've created with the... Read More

    From the article Starry Eyed Pairings: Sparkling Rose and Truffles

  • Hi,Delices and Gourmandises is also among my favourite wine store and for your ... having. As example you can Chardonnay.5-For earthy foods such as mushrooms try to have early wines like Pinot Noir.6-For dessert always try to have a wine that is lighter and less sweet than the actual dessert. For example you can have the Moscato.7-For appetize... Read More

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  • Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2015


    Warm, thick fruit forward aromas of baked apple, pear and vanilla caramel with some lemon hiding against the spice. This is a bit thin in the mouth but bursting with acidity, candied lemon drop notes towards the front of the palate, cream and butter towards the back and a warm stone fruit blend of peach and dried apricot welling up at the finish. Read More

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  • We celebrated Sandra's 56th birthday (R + 1) yesterday at her parents ... ... brought a 2014 Medlock Ames Chardonnay to drink with our Chinese take-out food and that was decent.  Wish I had a second bottle of that pinot though.  Sandra did get one bottle of wine for her birthday, a 2010 Cabernet Franc from Shenandoah Vineyards in Virginia.  Go... Read More

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  • Poema Brut Cava 2005


    Good cava. One bottle got split between my husband and me one night. Nice balance, not to sweet or dry. Read More

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  • A To Z Chardonnay 2014


    rich, structured, buttery :) Read More

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  • Heitz Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014


    rich, structured, buttery, and complex :) Read More

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  • Keenan has purchased Merlot grapes from the Napa Carneros district for many ... for producing high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. Merlot grown in the Carneros tends to be very fruity and soft with distinctive spicy nuances.Keenan began purchasing Merlot from the Carneros to blend with the estate Merlot grown on Spring Mountain. Th... Read More

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  • 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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