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
9 Items
9 Items
  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2018  Front Label
    Patrick Piuze Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2018
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • JS93
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $94.99
    Try the
    94 99
    94 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Fye  2018  Front Label
    Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Fye 2018
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • D93
    • JS91
    • RP91
    • WW91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $35.99
    Try the
    35 99
    35 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Butteaux Premier Cru  2018  Front Label
    Patrick Piuze Chablis Butteaux Premier Cru 2018
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • JS93
    • RP92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $71.99
    Try the
    71 99
    71 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots 2018  Front Label
    Patrick Piuze Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots 2018
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • JS93
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $98.99
    Try the
    98 99
    98 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Vaillons Premier Cru Les Minots 2018  Front Label
    Patrick Piuze Chablis Vaillons Premier Cru Les Minots 2018
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • RP92
    • JS91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $68.99
    Try the
    68 99
    68 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Black Stallion Winery Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Black Stallion Winery Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the
    19 99
    19 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Valmur Grand Cru 2018  Front Label
    Patrick Piuze Chablis Valmur Grand Cru 2018
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • RP94
    • JS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $119.99
    Try the
    119 99
    119 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Chichee  2018  Front Label
    Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Chichee 2018
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • WW92
    • JS90
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $35.99
    Try the
    35 99
    35 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from New Zealand
    • JS96
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $63.99
    Try the
    63 99
    63 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: FREE Shipping on $35+. Code LIGHTS

FREE Shipping on $35+. Code LIGHTS

There was an error redeeming your code.

*Order must be placed by 12/6/2019. Applies to standard shipping only. Order must be at least $35 excluding shipping and tax. Expedited shipping options may require an additional charge. Not applicable to Hawaii and Alaska orders. A standard shipping charge will appear at checkout but the promo code will credit an amount back so that you do not pay for shipping. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...