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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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  • Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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  • Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Meix Chavaux (Denys Brunel) 2010 Front Label
    Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Meix Chavaux (Denys Brunel) 2010
    Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    • Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010  Front Label
      Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
      Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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      • Ballot-Millot Meursault Perrieres Premier Cru 2010
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        • Jean-Noel Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Premier Cru 2010  Front Label
          Jean-Noel Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Premier Cru 2010
          Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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          • Aubert Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2010  Front Bottle Shot
            Aubert Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
            Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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          • Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2010  Front Label
            Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
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          • Alysian Westside Farms Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
            Alysian Westside Farms Chardonnay 2010
            Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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            • Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
              Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
              Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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            • Kongsgaard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
              Kongsgaard Chardonnay 2010
              Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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            • Stony Hill Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
              Stony Hill Chardonnay 2010
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              • Littorai Mays Canyon Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
                Littorai Mays Canyon Chardonnay 2010
                Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                • Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
                  Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010
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                • Littorai Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
                  Littorai Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
                  Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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                • Ceritas Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
                  Ceritas Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
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                  • Artesa Carneros Reserve Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
                    Artesa Carneros Reserve Chardonnay 2010
                    Chardonnay from Carneros, California
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                    • Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay 2010  Front Label
                      Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
                      Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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                    • Scholium Project Michael Faraday Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
                      Scholium Project Michael Faraday Chardonnay 2010
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                      • Mount Eden Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
                        Mount Eden Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 2010
                        Chardonnay from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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                      • Moorooduc Estate Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
                        Moorooduc Estate Chardonnay 2010
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                        • Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Les Combettes 2010 Front Label
                          Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Les Combettes 2010
                          Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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                        • Sunlight Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
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                          • Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
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                            • Olivier Leflaive Meursault Charmes Premier Cru 2010  Front Label
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                              Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                              • Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault Genevrieres Premier Cru 2010 Front Label
                                Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault Genevrieres Premier Cru 2010
                                Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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