List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Chardonnay

Learn about Chardonnay — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
76 Items
76 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
76 Items
  • DuMOL Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    DuMOL Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
    • WS91
    • RP91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $85.00
    Try the
    85
    85
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
    • RP95
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $219.00
    Try the
    219
    219
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
    • RP99
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $379.00
    Try the
    379
    379
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Maison Bleue Winery Au Contraire French Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Maison Bleue Winery Au Contraire French Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the
    19 99
    19 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chehalem INOX Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Chehalem INOX Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Willamette Valley, Oregon
    • RP89
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the
    19 99
    19 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2010 Front Label
    Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2010
    Chardonnay from Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • RP96
    • BH94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $179.00
    Try the
    179
    179
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Kongsgaard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Kongsgaard Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
    • WS95
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $129.97
    Try the
    129 97
    129 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Dog Point Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Dog Point Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Marlborough, New Zealand
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $24.99
    Try the
    30
    24 99
    Save $5.01 (17%)
  • Peter Michael Cuvee Indigene Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Peter Michael Cuvee Indigene Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $159.00
    Try the
    159
    159
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Kistler Vineyards Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Kistler Vineyards Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Carneros, California
    • RP95
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $109.99
    Try the
    109 99
    109 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Littorai Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Littorai Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
    • RP94
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $89.99
    Try the
    89 99
    89 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Moss Wood Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Moss Wood Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
    • RP94
    • JS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $68.99
    Try the
    68 99
    68 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
    • RP87
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $15.97
    Try the
    19 99
    15 97
    Save $4.02 (20%)
  • Tormaresca Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Tormaresca Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Italy
    • RP87
    • WS87
    • WE87
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $13.99
    Try the
    13 99
    13 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • HdV Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    HdV Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Carneros, California
    • RP91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $49.99
    Try the 2016 Vintage 79 99
    68
    49 99
    Save $18.01 (26%)
  • Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
    • RP87
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $14.99
    Try the
    14 99
    14 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Acacia Carneros Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Acacia Carneros Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Carneros, California
    • RP88
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $22.99
    Try the
    22 99
    22 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Los Vascos Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Los Vascos Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Chile
    • RP88
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $11.99
    Try the 2020 Vintage 12 99
    11 99
    11 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Les Cretes Valle d'Aosta Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Les Cretes Valle d'Aosta Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Italy
    • RP92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $22.99
    Try the
    38
    22 99
    Save $15.01 (40%)
  • Mount Eden Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Mount Eden Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    • RP95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $79.99
    Try the
    79 99
    79 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Novellum Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Novellum Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Languedoc, South of France, France
    • RP89
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $12.29
    Try the 2019 Vintage 16 99
    12 28
    12 28
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
    • JS94
    • RP91
    • WS91
    • W&S90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $33.99
    Try the
    33 99
    33 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Gainey Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
    Gainey Chardonnay 2010
    Chardonnay from Central Coast, California
    • WE91
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the 2018 Vintage 19 99
    19 99
    19 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Brocard Montee de Tonnerre Chablis 2010 Front Label
    Brocard Montee de Tonnerre Chablis 2010
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $36.99
    Try the
    36 99
    36 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Brocard Petit Chablis Domaine Sainte Claire 2010 Front Label
    Brocard Petit Chablis Domaine Sainte Claire 2010
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • RP89
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the
    19 99
    19 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 6/30/2021. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, Picked by Wine.com subscriptions, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

Search for ""

$20 off your first Picked box. Code 20PICK

$20 off your first box. Code 20PICK

There was an error redeeming your code.

*Offer only valid for first-time Picked subscribers. The $20 discount applies to the first 6-bottle shipment of your Picked subscription and excludes tax and shipping. Offer may not be combined with any other promotion or used with any other discounts on Wine.com. Wine.com has the right to end or modify any offer at any time. Additional restrictions may apply, see terms and conditions for more details. Offer subject to state law limitations.

Processing Your Order...