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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  • Francois d'Allaines Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise Chardonnay 2015


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website for £9. ... ... but I have had fruitier chardonnay wines and my overall impresion is of a quite mineral or bland wine. However it did go well with my fi Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • One of my goals for 2019 was to read more of wine books. It's a resolution ... familiar with Cabernet and Chardonnay, but they were chosen because of their ability to resist tropical vine diseases and thrive in the warm, moist climate. Sababay Winery opened its doors (overlooking Saba Bay) in 2012, its website going live at 7 am on July 7th of... Read More

    From the article Yep, there's great wine in Bali.

  • Domaine Drouhin Oregon Arthur 2015


    Somewhat more spring water on the palate, with cake spice and vanilla - with a bit thinner backbone than the 2016 at this point (April 2019), but alive; with a sweet sugary vanilla nose, and spiritus flavour dominating entry. A fine wine - if you want spice, spring water purity. 91. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Which western?  I rather liked Warlock (1959) with Fonda, Richard Widmark, ... trend with a Blue Mountain Chardonnay 2016, which did the job, so to speak. &nbs Read More

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  • Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2015


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Belgravia ... of the USA.and made of the chardonnay grape.I started it last night with my supper of tuna salad.It is a dry wine and there is plenty of a melon.peach and apricot fruit with some citrus on the finish. It is certainly not blan Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Windracer Chardonnay Anderson Valley 2014


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    Wine review by warrendavidking

  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2016


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Concha Y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2016


    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

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  • Patz and Hall Wine Company Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2016


    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

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