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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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  • Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Bernardus Soberanes Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Bernardus Soberanes Vineyard Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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  • JCB No. 81 Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    JCB No. 81 Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • DeLoach O.F.S. Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    DeLoach O.F.S. Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Arboleda Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Arboleda Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Chile
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  • Domaine Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Domaine Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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  • Sandhi Rita's Crown Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Sandhi Rita's Crown Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Aubert CIX Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Aubert CIX Vineyard Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Brewer-Clifton Gnesa Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Brewer-Clifton Gnesa Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Giant Steps Arthurs Creek Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Giant Steps Arthurs Creek Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
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  • Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
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  • Domaine Jean-Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Les Caillerets 2011 Front Label
    Domaine Jean-Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Les Caillerets 2011
    Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Rochioli River Block Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Rochioli River Block Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Butteaux Premier Cru 2011 Front Label
    Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Butteaux Premier Cru 2011
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Kistler Vineyards Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Kistler Vineyards Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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  • Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Charmes 2011 Front Label
    Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Charmes 2011
    Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Kistler Vineyards Trenton Roadhouse Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Kistler Vineyards Trenton Roadhouse Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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  • Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Spain
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    Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Vieilles Vignes 2011
    Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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    Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis Montee de Tonnerre Premier Cru 2011
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse Vignes Blanches 2011 Front Label
    Domaine Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse Vignes Blanches 2011
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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  • Etude Carneros Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
    Etude Carneros Chardonnay 2011
    Chardonnay from Carneros, California
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