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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|
Ca' del Baio Langhe Chardonnay Sermine
|Winery:||Ca' del Baio|
|Region:||Italy » Piemonte » Langhe|
Miolo Cuvée Giuseppe Chardonnay
|Region:||Brazil » Rio Grande Do Sul » Bento Gonçalves » Vale Dos Vinhedos|
Rustenberg Chardonnay Stellenbosch
|Region:||South Africa » Stellenbosch|
Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard
|Winery:||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
|Region:||USA » Washington » Columbia Valley|
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Walker Bay
|Winery:||Hamilton Russell Vineyards|
|Region:||South Africa » Bot River » Walker Bay|
Pegasus Bay Chardonnay Waipara
|Region:||Canterbury » Waipara|
Adirondack Winery Chardonnay
|Region:||USA » New York|
Italy is well known for many things and one of them is an inordinate number of different wine grapes. The variety (400-500) is practically dizzying. That sort of diversity is also present in Italian sparkling wine where a number of traditions persist. ...Read more »
With the New Year just around the corner, pop the cork on a sparkling wine and it’s jingle bells all the way. The days when Champagne had it all its own way are long gone for our wine shelves are now groaning with bubbles from all over the world. And t...Read more »
I recently had the chance to speak with Craig McAllister, La Crema Winery’s new head winemaker. He took the reins this past January. La Crema wines are much-loved by millions of wine drinkers in the United States for their artisan yet approachable bent...Read more »
Whenever I get together with friends and cook my wife and I always love to start with a sparkling wine. Even the act of pulling off the cork signifies that it’s time to celebrate. Years of history has put that front and center. However when you are hos...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:||Italy » Piemonte » Barolo » La Morra » Santa Maria|
grassy, herby, yet light
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon|
|Varietal:||Chardonnay , Grenache Blanc , Marsanne|
This wine - apparently produced by a favourite Roussillon house of Parker - does make for a wonderful, affordable wine. It has a nose of those over-perfumed kind of flowers like Wisteria or Clematis - perhaps Honeysuckle - but this is inviting (even p...
|Winery:||Domain Jean-Marc Brocard|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Chablis|
chilly nose, with hints of chalk and limestone; refreshing, sweet and savoury at the same time
|Winery:||Terlato Family Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Russian River Valley|
oaky sweetness mixed with lemon and minerals. great wine!
|Winery:||La Forge Estate|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Vin de Pays d'Oc|
pineapple notes, with some hints of toast and oak
|Region:||Australia » Western Australia » Pemberton|
nose of morning dew, melon and rosemary; savoury with slight pepper spices
|Winery:||Domaine Louis Max|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Chablis|
high acidity, some pineapple notes, light and mineraly
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc » Limoux » Crémant de Limoux|
|Varietal:||Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc , Pinot Noir|
Purchased at Binny's, 12/2016. Yippee. Beautiful in the glass, tiny bubbles, a hint of a nutty taste in the mouth with a dry finish. Best of the show in a small two bottle tasting.
|Winery:||Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin|
|Varietal:||Pinot Noir , Chardonnay|
flowery, fruity nose; buttery, yet herby
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Wonderful and even better because of the price point. A little vanillin from the oak, sice also. Citrus fruit and a slightly creamy finish combined with an acidic burst give a great mouth feel. Drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More
Oh, just remembered some of the class Chardonnay in CA. Definitely worthwhile.-Hanzell-Mount Eden-Stony Hill-Littorai, Heitz Vineyard (though any of them should be nice)The above are all from Northern California...Santa Cruz, Napa, SonomaHowever Santa Barbara in the South does very well with Chardonnay. Most of my experience is with Liquid Farm,... Read More
I think JD is correct when you talk about Cab Sauv. Best is from Napa and you ... and the others can help.Best Chardonnay depends on what you like. You can get virtually every type you want. Ridge, Rombauer, Kistler, Kendall Jackson have defined a particular type of luscious, oaky wine. For a leaner, brighter style, you can look at I'd look a... Read More
Despite my somewhat feeble attempts trying to find US wine in Australia is ... ... ... Best Pinot Noirs3 Best Chardonnays3 Best othersIf you can let me know USD price you would expect to pay locally as a guide and if the wine has some worthwhile older vintages throw in for good measureKeep price to under USD100 unless you really think it is w... Read More
With springtime upon us, wine enthusiasts around the world are looking to ... ... to ... famous white (100% Chardonnay) was followed by Hermitage, the famous Syrah (100%) wine from the northern Rhone. Oh, and a glass of Champagne of course!A few beers in St. Emilion’s famous cobbled town square followed by a splendid dinner and we were on our... Read More
I recently had the chance to speak with Craig McAllister, La Crema ... in ... in cooler climate California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. More recently La Crema has helped bring Monterey front and center. Craig calls the area a “sleeping giant” with overwhelming potential. Plans to build out La Crema’s Monterey portfolio are in the works. The labe... Read More
Myriad Dr Crane release opened today. Grabbed 2 Dr Cranes and 1 Elysian. Alesia ... ... I don't want mags of Chardonnay or Pinot Noi Read More
refreshing with apples and pineapples, and hints of limestone Read More
some herbs on nose; sweet, yet with hints of herbs and oak Read More
chilly nose, with hints of chalk and limestone; refreshing, sweet and savoury at the same time 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.