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        • Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Summum Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
          Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Summum Chardonnay 2017
          Chardonnay from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
          • V95
          • WS93
          • RP92
          0.0 0 Ratings
          100
          84 99
          Save $15.01 (15%)
        • Pellet Estate Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
          Pellet Estate Chardonnay 2017
          Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
          • WW94
          5.0 21 Ratings
          69 99
        • Liquid Farm Golden Slope Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
          Liquid Farm Golden Slope Chardonnay 2017
          Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
          • JD94
          • RP92
          0.0 0 Ratings
          77 99
          55 99
          Save $22.00 (28%)
        • Vina Cobos Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
          Vina Cobos Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
          Chardonnay from Mendoza, Argentina
          • JS95
          0.0 0 Ratings
          57 99
        • Foley Estate Winery Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
          Foley Estate Winery Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2017
          Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
            0.0 0 Ratings
            32 99
          • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
            Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
            Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
            • JS93
            3.8 10 Ratings
            37 99
          • Domaine Pierre Labet Bourgogne Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes 2015 Front Label
            Domaine Pierre Labet Bourgogne Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes 2015
            Chardonnay from Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
              0.0 0 Ratings
              99 99
            • Scherrer Winery Scherrer Vineyard Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
              Scherrer Winery Scherrer Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
              Chardonnay from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
              • V92
              0.0 0 Ratings
              51 99
            • Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay Beaurepaire Premier Cru Blanc 2015 Front Label
              Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay Beaurepaire Premier Cru Blanc 2015
              Chardonnay from Santenay, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
              • D91
              0.0 0 Ratings
              79 99
            • White Rock Vineyards Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
              White Rock Vineyards Chardonnay 2017
              Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
                0.0 0 Ratings
                57 99
              • Hestan Vineyards Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
                Hestan Vineyards Chardonnay 2016
                Chardonnay from San Francisco Bay, Central Coast, California
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  59 99
                • Copain Les Voisins Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
                  Copain Les Voisins Chardonnay 2017
                  Chardonnay from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
                  • WS92
                  • WE92
                  3.7 6 Ratings
                  36
                  33 99
                  Save $2.01 (6%)
                • Angela Vineyards Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
                  Angela Vineyards Chardonnay 2017
                  Chardonnay from Willamette Valley, Oregon
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    44 99
                  • Shea Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
                    Shea Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2017
                    Chardonnay from Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon
                    • WE93
                    • V92
                    • WS90
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    51 99
                  • Remoissenet Bourgogne Blanc 2017  Front Label
                    Remoissenet Bourgogne Blanc 2017
                    Chardonnay from Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      38 99
                    • William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru 2017  Front Label
                      William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru 2017
                      Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
                      • WW94
                      • JS94
                      • RP93
                      • BH92
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      159 99
                    • The Calling Searby Vineyard Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
                      The Calling Searby Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
                      Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
                        0.0 0 Ratings
                        54 99
                      • Chanson Pere & Fils Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2020  Front Label
                        Chanson Pere & Fils Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2020
                        Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
                        • D91
                        0.0 0 Ratings
                        109 99
                      • Ram's Gate Winery Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
                        Ram's Gate Winery Chardonnay 2017
                        Chardonnay from Carneros, California
                          0.0 0 Ratings
                          49 99
                        • Seavey Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
                          Seavey Chardonnay 2017
                          Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
                          • JS92
                          0.0 0 Ratings
                          58 99
                        • Klein Constantia Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
                          Klein Constantia Chardonnay 2017
                          Chardonnay from Constantia, South Africa
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            34 99
                          • Capensis Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
                            Capensis Chardonnay 2016
                            Chardonnay from South Africa
                            • WE92
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            79 99
                          • Chanson Pere & Fils Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Premier Cru 2020  Front Label
                            Chanson Pere & Fils Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc Premier Cru 2020
                            Chardonnay from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                            • WW94
                            • JS92
                            • W&S90
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            159 99
                          • Big Basin Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
                            Big Basin Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
                            Chardonnay from Mt. Harlan, Central Coast, California
                            • WW92
                            • WE92
                            • JD92
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            47 99
                          • Alpha Omega Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                            Alpha Omega Chardonnay 2019
                            Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
                            • WE94
                            • JS93
                            • WS92
                            • RP91
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            89 99
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                          Learn about Chardonnay — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

                          What Is Chardonnay?

                          Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make both still white wine and sparkling wine. As 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, and is a very popular choice among consumers, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest-lived examples of Chardonnay wine. 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 Chardonnay styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia and South America are also significant producers of Chardonnay.

                          How Is Chardonnay Made?

                          As with most white wines, Chardonnay juice is pressed off the grape skins as soon as possible after harvest, thereby minimizing extraction of color and tannins. Fermentation follows immediately, and this may occur in stainless steel tanks or in oak barrels. Chardonnay is typically fermented to dryness. Once fermentation is complete, the wine may be aged in barrels for added complexity. Other winemaking techniques often employed are malolactic fermentation, which imparts a creamy, buttery sensation, and sur lie aging, which tends to soften the mouthfeel and add a subtle biscuit or nutty element.

                          Chardonnay Origin

                          Chardonnay was born as a natural cross between the white grape Gouais Blanc and the red grape Pinot Noir. This happy event is thought to have occurred early in the Middle Ages in the French region of Burgundy, where the grape is widely considered to reach its highest, and most age-worthy, expression. But for centuries it was only there and in Champagne where the grape stood out. Not until the late 1970s did California Chardonnay start to inspire interest, and that trend exploded in the 1980s and ‘90s. Soon other winemakers around the world got the memo–Chardonnay is easy to grow, flexible in both cool and warm climates, and boasts a range of easy-to-appreciate flavors. Production increased in places as varied as Oregon and Washington, South America, Australia and South Africa. Old World interest picked up as well, in Italy, Spain and elsewhere.

                          Tasting Notes for Chardonnay

                          Chardonnay grown in cooler regions exhibits racy, crisp flavors like lemon, lime, and green apple, along with flinty or chalky mineral notes. Warmer locations coax out richer flavors like melon, peach and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice, while malolactic fermentation leads to a creamy, buttery texture. Chardonnay is typically a dry wine, although some winemakers allow a touch of residual sugar.

                          Oaked vs. Unoaked Chardonnay

                          While the ‘80s and ‘90s surge in popularity was fueled by well-oaked versions, today a number of fine un-oaked examples are made. Typically fermented and aged in stainless steel before bottling, these are bright, crisp, and fresh, showcasing Chardonnay’s pure fruit character and coming across lighter in body.

                          Perfect Food Pairings for Chardonnay

                          Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. Keep stylistic differences in mind when pairing with food.

                          • Seafood: Enjoying lobster, crab or shrimp scampi? Choose a rich, buttery Chardonnay. With a briny or delicate dish, like oysters or cod, go with Chablis or a similar version.
                          • Poultry: Chardonnay is great with chicken and turkey, and you’ll want a richer style if your dish includes a creamy sauce.
                          • Cheese: Oaky, buttery Chardonnay is your best bet with bolder cheeses like cheddars and blues. Brighter, tangier cheeses call for a lighter, crisper style.
                          • Things to avoid: Chardonnay is not a great match with foods that are too spicy, bitter or acidic.

                          How to Serve Chardonnay

                          Temperature is key. A wine served too warm will seem out of balance, with the alcohol too “hot.” If too cold, the aromas and flavors are muted. Fuller bodied styles are best at 55°F, while leaner versions can be enjoyed at 50°F. A half hour to an hour in the refrigerator will do the trick. As for glassware, a classic white wine glass with a thin rim is perfect. The bowl should be moderately large and should taper towards the top.

                          Chardonnay Facts

                          • Chardonnay is the most widely planted white variety in the world.
                          • Chardonnays from Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune are the most coveted in the world.
                          • It is one of the three most important grapes in the production of Champagne.
                          • The source of almost 80% of American Chardonnay is the so-called Wente Clone, obtained by California’s Wente Family from Burgundy in 1912.

                          Nutrition Facts

                          Chardonnay is usually a dry wine, which means there is little to no residual sugar. Thus, there are minimal carbohydrates, and there is no protein or fat. The caloric content comes from alcohol; a standard 5 ounce pour of Chardonnay has about 120 calories.

                          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 wine would likely enjoy this lighter style.

                          Chardonnay is popular with winemakers because it is easy both to grow and manipulate in the winery, with techniques like barrel fermentation, malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging. It remains popular with consumers because it offers friendly, appealing flavors and textures that make it versatile both with food and on its own.

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