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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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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
    Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
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    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • La Playa Estate Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2018 Front Label
    La Playa Estate Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • Kumeu River Village Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
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  • Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
    Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
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  • Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
    Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Aconcagua Valley, Chile
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  • Esk Valley Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
    Esk Valley Chardonnay 2017
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  • William Hill Napa Valley Chardonnay (375ml half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
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  • Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis (375ML half-bottle) 2017 Front Label
    Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
    Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
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  • Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia
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  • Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay 2017
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  • MacRostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    MacRostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
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  • Henschke Croft Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Henschke Croft Chardonnay 2016
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  • Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
    Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015
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  • Black Cabra Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Black Cabra Chardonnay 2018
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  • Pulenta Estate Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Pulenta Estate Chardonnay 2018
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  • Morgan Metallico Unoaked Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Morgan Metallico Unoaked Chardonnay 2016
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  • Martin Ray Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Martin Ray Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
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  • Arboleda Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
    Arboleda Chardonnay 2018
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  • Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis  2017 Front Label
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  • Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Reserve de Vaudon 2018  Front Label
    Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Reserve de Vaudon 2018
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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