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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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  • Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from California
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    Rombauer Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Carneros, California
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  • Cakebread Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Cakebread Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Far Niente Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Far Niente Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from California
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    • Bogle Chardonnay 2018 Front Label
      Bogle Chardonnay 2018
      Chardonnay from California
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    • Sonoma-Cutrer The Cutrer Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
      Sonoma-Cutrer The Cutrer Chardonnay 2017
      Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
      • WW92
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    • Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
      Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2016
      Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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    • Josh Cellars Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
      Josh Cellars Chardonnay 2018
      Chardonnay from California
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      • Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2018  Front Label
        Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2018
        Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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        • Raeburn Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
          Raeburn Chardonnay 2018
          Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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        • Carmenet Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
          Carmenet Chardonnay 2018
          Chardonnay from California
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          • Cline Estate Chardonnay 2018 Front Label
            Cline Estate Chardonnay 2018
            Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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          • J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
            J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay 2018
            Chardonnay from Arroyo Seco, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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          • Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro 2018  Front Label
            Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro 2018
            Chardonnay from Umbria, Italy
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          • Paul Hobbs Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
            Paul Hobbs Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
            Chardonnay from Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
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          • Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages 2018  Front Label
            Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages 2018
            Chardonnay from Macon Villages, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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          • El Enemigo  Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
            El Enemigo Chardonnay 2017
            Chardonnay from Mendoza, Argentina
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          • Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
            Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay 2018
            Chardonnay from Livermore Valley, Central Coast, California
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          • Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
            Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2018
            Chardonnay from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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            Simi Chardonnay 2018
            Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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            • Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
              Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
              Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
              • WS92
              • WE91
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