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|
Peconic Bay Winery Chardonnay North Fork la Barrique
|Winery:||Peconic Bay Winery|
|Region:||USA » New York » Suffolk County » Long Island » North Fork|
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|
Miolo Cuvée Giuseppe Chardonnay
|Region:||Brazil » Rio Grande Do Sul » Bento Gonçalves » Vale Dos Vinhedos|
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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 »
The middle of February has long been a time to celebrate love. The ancient Greeks and Romans held festivals to honor fertility and marriage. The fourteenth century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer wrote of love birds choosing their mate on St. Valentine’s...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 »
|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 » Rhône » Ardèche|
This was a great mid-weight wine with apple and citrus notes.
|Region:||Australia » South Eastern Australia|
(Past tasting 11 Feb 2013) Interesting melony nose! Also like its slight sweetness
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County|
Very intriguing buttery yet floral aromas of candied hazelnuts, baked green apples, vanilla and caramel. Full mouthfeel, creamy and rich, with melon and lemon notes, light banana and coconut touches, and a smooth long finish.
|Winery:||Left Coast Cellars|
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley|
Clean peach, honey and lemon aromas. Full of buttery toast flavors, green apple, lemon and honey with a touch of orange and vanilla creme.
|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.
|Region:||France » Champagne|
|Varietal:||Pinot Noir , Chardonnay , Pinot Meunier|
Nice Champagne brought by S/T NYE 2014/5
|Winery:||Viña William Fèvre|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Chablis|
Rich citrus nose and fruity on palate, even sweet!
|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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Very nice Napa chard. There's plenty of creamy lemon custard, some caramel, subtle spiceness, decent acidity, some green apple and a medium finish. Fairly well balanced, with nice mouthfeel. Have had the '06 and '09 in the past and seem to remember those vintages having a bit more acidity. Read More
This is a lovely wine, period. It has got green apple and a bit of herb on the nose. Herbal tea, lemon and pear grace the palate. Clean, fresh, killer. Read More
Crisp,inexpensive...worthy of a daily indulgence. Read More
Had this after finishing off a lightly oaked Chardonnay... this Albarino had the most amazing cola, vanilla, and nutmeg spice notes that dominated the nose. A light burnished gold color in the glass, almost syrup looking. A very silky and full mouthfeel, with bracing acidity and long finish with notes of cherry, strawberry, and lime. Really rat... Read More
To say that a vineyard is one of the world's most idyllic man-made refuges ... they lost 15 of their prized chardonnay plants to a pair of mortars which sliced through the sky and landed in their vineyard.The brothers told Samuel they weren't sure from where or from whom the mortars came, but that the random attack didn't deter them.“The situa... Read More
Today I received the e-mail solicitation from Under the Wire. I was in ... Broussard Vineyard Sparkling Chardonnay Wishlisted 2 X 2012 Alder Springs Sparkling ChardonnayI have posted several times on this board that I have like every wine I've ever had that was made from Alder Springs grapes. So, I am disappointed that I was unable to order ... Read More
The brut champagne, is great for $12- a steal, I love Veuve Cliquot and other quality champagne but decided to take a gamble on a cheapie. A pleasant surprise, yes I didn't throw it down the drain, I enjoyed it. Go and try this bargain, the word means quality for a lessor price!!!! Read More
Among the vast litany of troubles for the world's billionaire's lies ... tasting began with a pure-Chardonnay Champagne and ended with a 3-liter bottle of Champagne. Theatrics abounded.“As the vibe loosened further, thanks to the 7,900-foot elevation the early hour and the high-octane red wines, Oldman unsheathed a saber,” Hayes wrote. “'What'... Read More
Nice golden yellow color and with super nice aromas of creamy vanilla and floral undertones....buttery! Flavors are rich and have hints of caramel/toffee, yeast, vanilla oak....quite delicious and worthy of the aging process!Recommended and would buy again! Read More
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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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