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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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  • Cakebread Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Cakebread Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
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    Hartford Court Russian River Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017
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    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars KARIA Chardonnay 2017
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  • Planeta Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Planeta Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Sicily, Italy
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  • Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro 2018  Front Label
    Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro 2018
    Chardonnay from Umbria, Italy
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  • Paul Hobbs Russian River Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Paul Hobbs Russian River Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Paul Hobbs Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Paul Hobbs Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
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  • Black Stallion Winery Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Black Stallion Winery Chardonnay 2018
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  • Albert Bichot Chablis Les Preuses Domaine Long-Depaquit Grand Cru 2017  Front Label
    Albert Bichot Chablis Les Preuses Domaine Long-Depaquit Grand Cru 2017
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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    Ramey Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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    Samuel Billaud Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaillons Vieilles Vignes 2017
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Hartford Court Fog Dance Vineyard Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
    Hartford Court Fog Dance Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Green Valley, Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Cannonball Eleven Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
    Cannonball Eleven Chardonnay 2017
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    Three Sticks Gap's Crown Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Samuel Billaud Chablis 2017 Front Label
    Samuel Billaud Chablis 2017
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Matanzas Creek Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Matanzas Creek Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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    Amici Olema Chardonnay 2018
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    Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
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    Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault Les Clous 2017
    Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Kosta Browne One Sixteen Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Mount Eden Vineyards Edna Valley Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Mount Eden Vineyards Edna Valley Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Edna Valley, Central Coast, California
    • RP93
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