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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  • L'Acadie Vineyards Vintage Cuvee 2016

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    Using two hybrids (L'Acadie Blanc, and Seyval) as well as Chardonnay, the blend exudes a fragrant, honeyed nose with a hint of buttered toast or, perhaps, brioche. Effervescence is continuous for at least 15 minutes, is pale yellow in the glass and has a slightly cleansing acidity on entry that is very pleasing to the palate with citrus, honey ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Don't know if anyone saw the most recent issue of Wine Spectator - November ... ... to compete with top US Chardonnays and Burgundy. You can find some truly enjoyable, crisp Chardonnay in CA for $40 and for even less than that in the Mâcon.But it's good that the wines are getting some more recognition. They certainly deserve i Read More

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  • Every wine-loving parent knows what it's like to open a bottle and then get ... back to that cold glass of Chardonnay, it's warm. Repeat over the course of a few nights, and you're eventually tossing out liters of sad, stale juice. It's not just parents, either. You can get pulled away from that perfect glass for a variety of reasons, both bad ... Read More

    From the article A Vote for Madeira


  • Haven't opened them because I'm waiting for some event where there will ... Checkmate as Chablis or a CA Chardonnay made in that style. The other I don't know.BTW, don't know if any of you have been reading about the surplus of grapes in CA these days but they're attributing it to a lot of things, including competition from weed and beer, a low... Read More

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  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Premier Cru les Roncieres 2017

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 20 Barrels Limited Edition Chardonnay El Centinela Estate Cono Sur 2017

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Simi Winery Chardonnay 2016

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    Wine review by Jerry Brenner


  • You can't tell by looking at it that your favorite wine is about to betray ... ... and then reach for the Chardonnay. Pour an equal amount of the white wine over the red stain; the white will dilute the pigmentation in the red, and make the stain easier to remove. Once you've dealt with the immediate stain and are preparing for future ones, c... Read More

    From the article 7 Wine Emergencies (And How to Fix Them in a Pinch)


  • Red Heads Blue Belle Chardonnay Adelaide Hills 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Ceritas Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

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    A very enjoyable wine. Lots of upfront fruit--lime and grapefruit on the citrus side, pineapple, kiwi and a suggestion, but only a suggestion, of banana. Terrific acid fills the mouth making this a very lively, bright wine, Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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  • I've had two bottles explode (glass tops) when opening with a proper corkscrew. Glass everywhere and cuts. What's the story here?

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  • What accompaniments do you have with it?

    Comment by 1297081Fazie 1297081 Fazie


  • 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

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  • 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

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  • what is the calorie content of 8 oz. of the chard. boxed ?

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  • I'm visiting the Carneros region. Would appreciate any suggestions for wineries with nice oak chards. Thanks.

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  • 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...

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