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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  • Domaine Fichet la Cra Macon Ige 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Montes Alpha Chardonnay Aconcagua Costa 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Puligny-Montrachet Charles Thomas 1988

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... has been famous for white chardonnay wines for centuries although there are a few reds.The commune of Puligny-Montrachet got appellation status for white wines only in 1939.There are 3 Grand Cru vineyards and 50 Premier Cru although my bottle is a village level wine.I started my bottle last nigh... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2015

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    Gift on our July 7, 2019 deck party. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Some wines.A Gruner Veltliner. Not bad. It would be interesting to see more of ... ... It's a really tasty Chardonnay and I would have bought more if I had a way to bring them back. First class wine. One of many good wines from Burrowing Owl. And they don't have a tasting fee per se, they ask for a donation that's devoted to helping the burro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Northwest Wineries


  • So on a whim we decided to visit British Columbia. But we flew up to ... ... tried. They make a series of Chardonnays and these were crisp, clean, lightly oaked and quite delicious. I would love to put them into a blind tasting with some Chablis. Classy wines for sure.Overall there were a lot of good wines and the prices were great when compar... Read More

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  • Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru Champs Gain Chateau Masson 2005

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bedrock Wine Co. Chuy Chardonnay Moon Mountain District 2017

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    Very pretty deep straw color. Fairly big nose--oaky bouquet, tropical fruit aromas. Noticeable caramel is followed by tropical fruit--pineapple, kiwi--on the tongue. The "Tropical Fruit" descriptor tells you that there is plenty of acid in this one. That's probably why I like it Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Now drinking a Nielson by Byron Chardonnay (2015) and it is excellent - especially for the price - even if price is no option.  (Is it, I wonder?... maybe a philosophical discussion on the Moral Science is forthcoming at some point, but not now).Why?  It was on sale for about 18-19 dollars US which is good up here in the Great White North.  I ha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...


  • Byron Vineyards Nielson By Byron Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2015

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    This old Santa Barbara winery produced a magnificent and delicious medium bodied Chard in 2015. The Stelvin (screwcap) closure helps preserve the freshness; the bouquet is showing development in the bottle with a hint of ginger and cinnamon on a bed of lightly cooked delicious apple. Entry is light with prudent levels of viscosity and a sprinkl... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • 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


  • Love it

    Comment by 489356Nelli Rihacek 489356 Nelli Rihacek


  • I have a 1991 Chardonnay with a serial number of 06098 is it worth anything

    Comment by 563304bearfan54 563304 bearfan54


  • I have been given a bottle of Domaine de Racape from the Loire but can't find out anything about it - has anybody got any info please.

    Comment by 215341Grape Friend 215341 Grape Friend


  • The Sonoma-Cutrer is a big hit here. Any suggestions for another wine that would be simular?

    Comment by 96527Bethanneq 96527 Bethanneq


  • What are some of your favorite buttery chardonnay?

    Comment by 468051amyfilipek 468051 amyfilipek


  • Any suggestions for a good Chardonnay in 1.5L for around $15.00?

    Comment by 535836fonesj1983 535836 fonesj1983


  • Villa Maria has a really unoaked Chardonnay. Has a butterscotch vanilla finish. I'd love to know if anyone has tried other Villa Maria Chardonnays. I'd hate to buy a wine that didn't meet expectations. I've done enough of that already.

    Comment by 527015Durnrag 527015 Durnrag


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