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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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  • Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
    Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
    Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
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    Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2016
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  • Hubert Lamy Chassagne-Montrachet Les Macherelles Premier Cru 2017  Front Label
    Hubert Lamy Chassagne-Montrachet Les Macherelles Premier Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Hubert Lamy St-Aubin En Remilly Premier Cru 2017  Front Label
    Hubert Lamy St-Aubin En Remilly Premier Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from St-Aubin, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Benjamin Leroux Meursault 2017  Front Label
    Benjamin Leroux Meursault 2017
    Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse Clos des Prouges 2017  Front Label
    Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse Clos des Prouges 2017
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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  • Louis Jadot Chablis Montee de Tonnerre Premier Cru 2016 Front Label
    Louis Jadot Chablis Montee de Tonnerre Premier Cru 2016
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Meo-Camuzet Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc Clos St. Philibert 2017  Front Label
    Domaine Meo-Camuzet Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc Clos St. Philibert 2017
    Chardonnay from Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Clos St. Jean Premier Cru 2018
    Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Benjamin Leroux Auxey-Duresses 2017  Front Label
    Benjamin Leroux Auxey-Duresses 2017
    Chardonnay from Auxey-Duresses, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Howard Park Miamup Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
    Howard Park Miamup Chardonnay 2017
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  • Benjamin Leroux Meursault La Piece Sous le Bois Premier Cru 2017  Front Label
    Benjamin Leroux Meursault La Piece Sous le Bois Premier Cru 2017
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    Albert Bichot Secret de Famille Chardonnay 2017
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    Vincent Girardin Pouilly Fuisse Les Vielles Vignes 2016
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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  • Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chenevottes Premier Cru 2017 Front Label
    Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chenevottes Premier Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2017 Front Label
    Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Joseph Drouhin Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche Premier Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Louis Jadot Santenay Clos Faubard Premier Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Santenay, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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