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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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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
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  • Paul Hobbs Edward James Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Paul Hobbs Edward James Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Catena Alta Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Catena Alta Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
    Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
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  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault Les Clous 2017  Front Label
    Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault Les Clous 2017
    Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Sixto Uncovered Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Sixto Uncovered Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Washington
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  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune du Chateau Premier Cru Blanc 2017  Front Label
    Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune du Chateau Premier Cru Blanc 2017
    Chardonnay from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Starmont Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Starmont Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Chardonnay from Carneros, California
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  • Roserock by Drouhin Oregon Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Roserock by Drouhin Oregon Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Amici Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Amici Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Robert Mondavi Reserve Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
    Robert Mondavi Reserve Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Carneros, California
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  • Vina Cobos Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Vina Cobos Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Seavey Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Seavey Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Adelsheim Staking Claim Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Adelsheim Staking Claim Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Freeman Ryo-Fu Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Freeman Ryo-Fu Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • WillaKenzie Estate Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    WillaKenzie Estate Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Louis Latour Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2017  Front Label
    Louis Latour Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
    • JS93
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