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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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  • Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from California
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    • Folie a Deux Russian River Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
      Folie a Deux Russian River Chardonnay 2017
      Chardonnay from Russian River, 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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    • Domaine Anderson Estate Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
      Domaine Anderson Estate Chardonnay 2015
      Chardonnay from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
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    • Veramonte Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
      Veramonte Chardonnay 2017
      Chardonnay from Casablanca Valley, Chile
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      • Freeman Ryo-Fu Chardonnay 2014 Front Label
        Freeman Ryo-Fu Chardonnay 2014
        Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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        • Shannon Ridge Buck Shack White Tail Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
          Shannon Ridge Buck Shack White Tail Chardonnay 2018
          Chardonnay from Lake County, North Coast, California
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          • Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
            Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay 2017
            Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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            • Scott Family Estate Carneros Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
              Scott Family Estate Carneros Chardonnay 2016
              Chardonnay from Carneros, California
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              • Chateau de la Cree Les Tourelles Montagny Premier Cru 2017  Front Label
                Chateau de la Cree Les Tourelles Montagny Premier Cru 2017
                Chardonnay from Montagny, Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
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                • Scholium Project The Sylphs Chardonnay 2013 Front Label
                  Scholium Project The Sylphs Chardonnay 2013
                  Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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                  • Cline Estate Chardonnay 2018 Front Label
                    Cline Estate Chardonnay 2018
                    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
                    • TP92
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                  • Robert Oatley Signature Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
                    Robert Oatley Signature Chardonnay 2016
                    Chardonnay from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
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                    • Clos du Bois Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
                      Clos du Bois Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2017
                      Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                      • Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
                        Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay 2016
                        Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                        • Cote des Roses Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
                          Cote des Roses Chardonnay 2018
                          Chardonnay from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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                          • William Hill North Coast Chardonnay 2017  Front Bottle Shot
                            William Hill North Coast Chardonnay 2017
                            Chardonnay from North Coast, California
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                          • B.R. Cohn Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
                            B.R. Cohn Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
                            Chardonnay from Carneros, California
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                            • Matanzas Creek Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
                              Matanzas Creek Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2017
                              Chardonnay from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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                            • Sixto Frenchman Hills Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
                              Sixto Frenchman Hills Chardonnay 2015
                              Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                            • Menage a Trois Gold Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
                              Menage a Trois Gold Chardonnay 2018
                              Chardonnay from California
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                              • Sixto Moxee Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
                                Sixto Moxee Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
                                Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                              • Geyser Peak Chardonnay 2014 Front Label
                                Geyser Peak Chardonnay 2014
                                Chardonnay from 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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                              • Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
                                Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay 2018
                                Chardonnay from Livermore Valley, Central Coast, California
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