List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Chardonnay

Learn about Chardonnay — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
11 Items
11 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
Size & Type
Collectible
11 Items
  • Flat front label of wine
    Louis Latour Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2015
    Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • JS98
    • WE96
    • D95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $349.99
    Try the
    400
    349 99
    Save $50.01 (13%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Joseph Drouhin Puligny-Montrachet Folatieres Premier Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • JS94
    • WW93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $134.99
    Try the
    134 99
    134 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 2016
    Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • JS93
    • BH91
    • WS90
    • D90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $79.99
    Try the
    87
    79 99
    Save $7.01 (8%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Joseph Drouhin Chassagne-Montrachet 2017
    Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • JS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $79.99
    Try the
    79 99
    79 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Christian Moreau Chablis Vaillon Premier Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • WW93
    • BH92
    • JS91
    • RP91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $55.99
    Try the
    55 99
    55 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    TOR Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
    • RP95
    • JS94
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $74.99
    Try the
    74 99
    74 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    TOR Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
    • RP95
    • JD95
    • JS94
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $74.99
    Try the
    74 99
    74 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016
    Chardonnay from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • JS96
    • WS93
    • D92
    • BH92
    • RP92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $164.99
    Try the
    175
    164 99
    Save $10.01 (6%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Joseph Drouhin Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • JS96
    • RP95
    • BH94
    • D94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $249.99
    Try the
    249 99
    249 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • D95
    • WS94
    • JS94
    • RP93
    • WW92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $204.99
    Try the
    220
    204 99
    Save $15.01 (7%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    William Fevre Chablis Vaillons Premier Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • JS94
    • BH92
    • RP92
    • WW91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $56.99
    Try the
    56 99
    56 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New Customers Save $20 off your first order of $100+. Code 20NEW

New Customers Save $20 off your first order of $100+. Code 20NEW

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 11/18/2019. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...