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Chardonnay

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While practically every country in the wine producing world grows it, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. As far as cellar potential, white Burgundy rivals the world’s other age-worthy whites like Riesling or botrytized Semillon. California is Chardonnay’s second most important home, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia and South America are also significant producers of Chardonnay.

Tasting Notes for Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a dry, white wine. When Chardonnay grapes are planted on cool sites, the resulting wine's flavors tend towards grapefruit, lemon zest, green apple, celery leaf and wet flint, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of melon, peach and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut and spice, while malolactic fermentation imparts a soft and creamy texture.

Perfect Food Pairings for Chardonnay

Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean, Chablis-like styles go well with flaky white fish with herbs, scallops, turkey breast and soft cheeses. Richer Chardonnays marry well with lobster, crab, salmon, roasted chicken and creamy sauces.

Sommelier Secrets for Chardonnay

Since the 1980s, big, oaky, buttery Chardonnays from California have enjoyed explosive popularity. More recently, the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction, towards a clean, crisp style that rarely utilizes new oak. The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a similar bright and acid-driven style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy this lighter style.

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  • Cakebread Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Cakebread Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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    • Rombauer Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
      Rombauer Chardonnay 2019
      Chardonnay from Carneros, California
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    • Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
      Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2019
      Chardonnay from California
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      • WW91
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    • Trefethen Estate Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
      Trefethen Estate Chardonnay 2018
      Chardonnay from Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California
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    • Chloe Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
      Chloe Chardonnay 2019
      Chardonnay from Monterey, Central Coast, California
      • WE90
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    • Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
      Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Chardonnay 2018
      Chardonnay from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
      • WW91
      • D90
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    • Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
      Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019
      Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
      • TP92
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    • La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
      La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019
      Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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      • Landmark Overlook Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
        Landmark Overlook Chardonnay 2018
        Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
        • WE91
        • WW90
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      • Far Niente Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
        Far Niente Chardonnay 2019
        Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
        • TP95
        • WW92
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      • Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018  Front Label
        Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018
        Chardonnay from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
        • JS97
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        • D94
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        • RP90
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      • Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
        Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2019
        Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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        • Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
          Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2019
          Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
          • WE88
          4.1 28 Ratings
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        • Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
          Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019
          Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
          • TP93
          • WW91
          • JS90
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        • El Enemigo  Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
          El Enemigo Chardonnay 2018
          Chardonnay from Mendoza, Argentina
          • JS97
          • RP93
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        • Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2019  Front Label
          Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2019
          Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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          • Vine Cliff Los Carneros Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
            Vine Cliff Los Carneros Chardonnay 2018
            Chardonnay from Carneros, California
            • WE92
            • WS90
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          • Novellum Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
            Novellum Chardonnay 2019
            Chardonnay from Vin de France, France
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            • Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages 2019 Front Label
              Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages 2019
              Chardonnay from Macon Villages, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
              • WW92
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            • Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
              Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay 2019
              Chardonnay from Monterey, Central Coast, California
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              • Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2019
                Chardonnay from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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                • Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
                  Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2020
                  Chardonnay from South Australia, Australia
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                  • AERENA by Blackbird Vineyards Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                    AERENA by Blackbird Vineyards Chardonnay 2019
                    Chardonnay from North Coast, California
                    • WW90
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                  • Decoy Sonoma Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                    Decoy Sonoma Chardonnay 2019
                    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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                    • Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
                      Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2018
                      Chardonnay from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California
                      • TP92
                      • WW90
                      3.6 19 Ratings
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