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

  • Nice day spent with Sandra's parents to celebrate her mother's 89th ... ... opened this bottle of Chardonnay that Sandra received for her retirement.  It was ok, but not one I would look for in the store or order online.Finally came home and opened a nice red - 2010 Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon.  Now we're talking!  Tiger Cat approved with lots... Read More

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  • Yes Mark,5 Chardonnay2008 Maybach Eterium2014 Ancillary2016 Kutch Sonoma Coast2014 Kutch Santa Cruz Mtns2010 Charles Heintz Sabrina Marie Sparkling Chard4 Syrah2015 Myriad Sangiacomo2015 Quivet Kenefick Ranch Whole Cluster1996 Truchard Carneros - DOA2008 Rhys Skyline2 Cabernets2015 Rivers Marie Panek2014 Myriad Elysian Dr CranePinot Rose2016 Kut... Read More

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  • We had this at an amazing Japanese Restaurant in Melbourne - SakeWe drank it ... more acidic Chablis style of Chardonnay with cold Japanese dish Read More

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  • Beringer Moscato 2015

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    Sweet, delicious stand-alone wine that has all the benefits of Chardonnay without dryness. It is the only Moscato I've had so far that did not have a hint of bitterness or muskiness which is oft found with this grape variety. Also plays well with other flavours if you'd like to turn this into a summertime Sangria or add a dash of Schnapps (Blu... Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Premier Cru Beaune du Chateau 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Egly Ouriet Vp Grand Cru Brut NV

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    Wine review by 2142135cbirdsong 2142135 cbirdsong


  • We opened this nice Chardonnay from our new winery Soter in Willamette Valley yesterday.  Very tasty Chardonnay. Read More

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  • WOW.  Glad to have Outthere, back.  In that stash I'm seeing PN, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon.  Did I miss anythinig? Returning to a personal favorite, last night. An interesting wine, I normally detect fruit on the tip of my tongue.  The tip of my tongue just barely detects any black fruit, here.  As the wine passes back some still-qui... Read More

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  • David Akiyoshi Reserve Chardonnay 2015

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    Another recent Naked Wines selection. A gold silver in the glass. Opens with raisin, rose petal, and cream; on to vanilla and oak; then orange rind, lime, and cream butter. Medium acidity, lightly oaked - not nearly as oaked as it smells, with a mesquite smoke bite. Smooth, full, and lush in the mouth growing more acidic and smokey as it opens i... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Al - They do make some good pinots noir bottlings don't they?  A real good chardonnay also. 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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