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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  • Paul Mas Arrogant Frog Ribet White Arrogant Frog Vdp 2006

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    Arrogant Frog was born in the Languedoc region of France. Its a wine proud of ... and this appealing and pure chardonnay will surprise you agai Read More

    Wine review by vinwine


  • Domaine Pellehaut Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne Harmonie de Gascogne 2007

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    Made with 40% Ugni Blanc, 20% Gros Manseng, 20% Colombard, 15% Chardonnay and 5% Sauvignon Blanc. Red grapefruit, citrus fruits and an intriguing herbal note make for an ideal flavor combination. The wine sees no malolactic fermentation, which helps guard its acidity and make it especially refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by vinwine


  • Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Santa Barbara County Great Estates 2007

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    The wine has a light golden color. It's mellowed some from the same vintage I opened last year. Aromas of lemon, green apple and vanilla. The palate is dominated by citrus- lemon and grapefruit with a touch of sweetness. There's a moderate amount of acidity for balance. It's medium-dry with a nice richness to the mouthfeel. A bit of toasted oak ... Read More

    Wine review by r sprezzatura


  • Here is a list of the free in-store tastings at the Morrell & Company store ... UNFILTERED NAPA 2005 NEWTON CHARDONNAY UNFILTERED NAPA 2007 NEWTON CHARDONNAY RED LABEL NAPA 2008 FRIDAY 7/23 CASA LAPOSTOLLE CHARDONNAY CUVEE ALEXANDRE CHILE 2008 CLOUDY BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC NEW ZEALAND 2009 TERMES NUMANTHIA TORO SPAIN 2007 THURSDAY 7/29 DENIZEN ... Read More

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  • Jacobs Creek Chardonnay Rrp11 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by rw115


  • Deloach Estate Chardonnay 2007

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    Green apples and caramel on the nose. In the mouth this wine offer a nice minerality. It is crisp yet hints at caramel. Nice oakiness, which is present on the finish, against firm and fresh acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Many articles have been written about great regions - many intersesting ... ... Valley South Australia 94/100Chardonnay05 Domaine Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru 95/10008 Giaconda Estate Beechworth Victoia Australia 95/100Pinot Noir07 Felton Road Block 5 Central Otago South Island New Zealand 94/100Shiraz98 Penfolds Grange Mainly... Read More

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  • Cupcake Chardonnay 2009

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    A little more oak than I had hoped for because I had read that this was lightly oaked. Over all a good bottle though, don't let the first sip throw you off. Read More

    Wine review by njkrut


  • Cupcake Chardonnay 2009

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  • Ca' Momi Chardonnay Napa Valley 2009

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    Great for what it is. Heavy vanilla and oak. No tricks. Everything you would expect. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


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