Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with a conversation and an apertivo. Very often this apertivo takes the shape of an effervescent wine. It has come about that the sparkling wines from Italy’s premier bubbly zone...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|
Tormaresca Chardonnay Puglia IGT
|Region:||Italy » Puglia » Puglia Igt|
Columbia Crest Chardonnay Columbia Valley Grand Estates
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley|
Santa Margherita Chardonnay Veneto Orientale IGT
|Region:||Italy » Trentino-alto Adige » Vigneti Delle Dolomiti Igt|
Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay
|Region:||Chile » Aconcagua » Casablanca Valley|
Miolo Cuvée Giuseppe Chardonnay
|Region:||Brazil » Rio Grande Do Sul » Bento Gonçalves » Vale Dos Vinhedos|
Let’s take a trip back in time. Close your eyes and imagine yourself an English explorer, a shipmate of Sir Walter Raleigh’s. You've just braved the Atlantic crossing and are rowing to shore towards a strange island on a forbidding coast. Yet immediate...Read more »
Turkish wines aren’t exactly at the forefront of our collective fine wine consciousness in the West. That’s a shame, because in Turkey we are seeing one of those pleasant ironies that often crop up in the wine world: an ancient wine producing region th...Read more »
As a wine consumer I love to read about others experiences with wine, but one of the most frustrating things is when you read about a great wine that you simply cannot find. With over 100,000 different wines made every year and at best only a few thous...Read more »
Sorry to be morbid, but what’s your ‘death bed’ wine; the last glass you’ll taste in this life? Mine’s Puligny-Montrachet, the famous but expensive white Burgundian. The big price tag is no hassle if it’s your final pleasure but on a Wednesday evening?...Read more »
New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and sparkling wines are on our minds. I love Champagne and recommend that people think of it more as a wine and pair it with dinner instead of just aperitifs and pre-meal toasts. Perhaps owing to its historic associa...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 »
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley|
Fruity on the nose. Balance fruit and acid in the mouth with a fruity not a trace of oak finish. Would buy again.
|Winery:||Maison Louis Jadot|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Mâconnais » Mâcon-villages|
Green apples on the nose. Surprisingly fruity on the palate with nice acidity and a clean finish. This is a relatively ripe wine despite the 12% abv.
|Winery:||Champagne Jacquinot & Fils|
|Region:||France » Champagne|
|Varietal:||Chardonnay , Pinot Noir|
A little zippy and zesty on the nose. Citrus. Creamy on the palate, fruity but not ostentatious. It reminds me of childhood days with my sister, climbing into fruit trees. The even, fine taste of the wine is appley, a little loquat, with a leafiness i...
|Region:||Australia » South Eastern Australia|
(Past tasting 11 Feb 2013) Interesting melony nose! Also like its slight sweetness
|Region:||France » Rhône » Ardèche|
This was a great mid-weight wine with apple and citrus notes.
|Region:||USA » New York » Suffolk County » Long Island » North Fork|
White peach and yeasty aromas with green apple and unripe pear on the nose. Bubbles are quite strong and even a bit astringent, with more green apple and pear, golden berries, peach and lemon zest.
|Winery:||Rodney Strong Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Sonoma Coast|
Toasted hazelnut and marzipan on the nose with light nectarine and peach aromas. Full and rich palate with flavors of lemon, peach, a fair bit of vanilla and toast. The silky smooth finish is fairly lengthy with touches of hazelnut and cream.
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Mâconnais » Pouilly-fuissé|
(Past tasting 5 Oct 2014) Honey on nose and palate.
|Region:||Italy » Piemonte » Barolo » La Morra » Santa Maria|
Dried hay and vanilla on the nose with lighter baked apple and french vanilla ice cream. More fruit on the palate than in the nose, with a fair heft from the vanilla, perhaps almost overly so as it feels like it doesn't fit well in the wine, however fa...
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Over the years, multiple varieties have made the news for one reason or ... ... from identity challenges. Chardonnay anyone? Still more are actually difficult to get to a bottle in once piece without the high involvement of the dedicated growers to make quality wine. Here are a few of those challenging personalities and how much work needs to ... Read More
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Had the 2010 last night at Restaurant Angele inNapa.We felt it was a superb example of a Cotesde Beaune. Great minerality, great nose,excellentbalance. Reminded me of some wonderful PulignyMontrachets we've had in the past. Read More
February seasonal temperatures in Napa Valley can be remarkably cool and wet, ... at the Keenan Estate, mostly Chardonnay, although there's some evidence of new buds beginning to appear in the beautiful "Mailbox" Merlot vineyard just below the Keenan Wine Tasting Room in Napa. Budbreak occurs when the new leaf shoots appear on the vine canes a... Read More
A bit earthy and sandy on the nose with light lemon and petrol aromas. In the mouth it's very light and thin with medium minus acidity, showing lots of lemon flavors and just a hint of nuttiness on the finish. Read More
Light peach and lemon aromas with a touch of baked apple and a creamy note that's a reminiscent of rice pudding. Rich and full in the mouth, with lemon, peach, orange blossom and green apple flavors, toast and vanilla and a finish that hints at more acidity and oak than is found on the attack. Read More
Yes, Jon, I am envious. I have the Quivet, but I have no Carters.Wow, Al, ... ... I wanted to stock up on Chardonnay, and that was successful. Somehow or other, however, I found myself in the Cabernet Sauvignon section. Oh crap. There's that 2012 Lewis Napa Valley cab for which I have been waiting almost as long as I'd been waiting for the ... Read More
Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with ... ... made from such grapes as Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Merlot, Nebbiolo and others, are designated as DOC Terre di Franciacorta or Curtefranca. Franciacorta’s soil is glacial moraine with limestone and a chalky subsoi... Read More
As the former National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant ... ... with your typical Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, the state’s most dynamic and delicious wines are often made from lesser-known varieties. Tempranillo, Rhône varieties, Tannat, Touriga Nacional, Vermentino, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are all excellent b... Read More
Imbibe, aye! Earlier this month, award-winning wine blog The Gray Report ... Gris for first place and a Chardonnay for second place. Furthermore, he said, oenophiles can find great bargains within the Canadian wine world. “Top Canadian wines are good values,” he wrote. “Of the 20 wines I rated 90 points and higher, four were under $20, only ... 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.
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