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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  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Concha Y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2016

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    Here is a modest - but always pleasing - Marques Casa Concha Chardonnay (Limari Valley - a well-known growing area for whites in Chile). With a bouquet of spicy apple and light oak, this three year old wine is turning a light golden colour, having been aged in French Oak and allowed to sit for a year extra. The entry is quite spicy - with oak an... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • I think that's true. There's a lot of new money getting into the wine ... wine ... by grape variety - Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, etc., and then there will be a shelf labeled "imported wine" and it will have a mix of bottles from Chile, Argentina, Italy, France, Germany, etc.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Jammy


  • Patz and Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2016

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    Quite oaky nose. Sure enough, very noticeable flavors from oak--caramel--but, also nice citrus and stone fruit flavors. Truly excellent tartness. Nice wine for the price. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Maison Dampt Premier Cru les Vaillons 2015

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    La Famille de Daniel Dampte produce extremely fine Chablis.This Vaillons Premier Cru (the largest Premier Cru - on the west bank of the Serein) appears lightly oaked, with a vanilla, cookie spice and pear nose... very pure and inviting. Colour shows some age (light golden hues), while entry is pure, clean, spicy with cooked pear and apple notes... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chaberton Estate Winery Barrel Aged Chardonnay 2017

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    The Chaberton Barrel Aged Chardonnay is well priced, and has a purity on the palate and nose that invites all-comers; there is a vanilla spice and muted apple nose coupled with a pure spring water feel to the lightly oaked, somewhat neutral entry. Finish is clean with short to medium length. Good value for summer drinking on the patio. 87. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • I left out a half-full bottle of red wine on the kitchen counter overnight. It ... line includes Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and more. A to Z’s interpretation of Oregon’s signature varietal, Pinot Noir, interests me most. I think of it as Oregon’s “gateway Pinot Noir”. A to Z wines are $20 or less. Once you get hooked on an accessibly pri... Read More

    From the article Big Brand Wines You Can Trust


  • Columbia Winery Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2016

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    White peach and blossom with tangerine zest notes and fresh herb adding another dimension. This is soft, juicy and dry on the palate showing good cool fruit notes of peach, pear and apple with a tart crisp mid palate with some melon and lemon coming through on the zesty toasted finish. Refreshing and light. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • What is the vintage year on those Monsantos, Rckr?  It looks like 2015, ... ... I wanted to try the Chardonnay, and there was no way I was going to completely pass on the Weill a Way Syrah--two bottles each.  I wishlisted the Beduccini and did get a bottle.Wine purchasing cutback notwithstanding, I am expecting deliveries from Rivers-Marie an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Donnafugata Sicilia Bianco Vigna di Gabri Sicily 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


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