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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 2019  Front Label
    Cakebread Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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    • Rombauer Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
      Rombauer Chardonnay 2019
      Chardonnay from Carneros, California
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    • Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
      Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2019
      Chardonnay from California
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    • Chloe Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
      Chloe Chardonnay 2019
      Chardonnay from Monterey, Central Coast, California
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    • Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
      Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019
      Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
      • TP92
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    • La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
      La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019
      Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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      • Far Niente Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
        Far Niente Chardonnay 2019
        Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
        • TP95
        • WW92
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      • Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
        Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2019
        Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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        • Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
          Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2019
          Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
          • WE88
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        • Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
          Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019
          Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
          • TP93
          • WW91
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        • Novellum Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
          Novellum Chardonnay 2019
          Chardonnay from Vin de France, France
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          • Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages 2019 Front Label
            Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages 2019
            Chardonnay from Macon Villages, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
            • WW92
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          • Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
            Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay 2019
            Chardonnay from Monterey, Central Coast, California
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            • Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
              Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2019
              Chardonnay from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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              • AERENA by Blackbird Vineyards Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                AERENA by Blackbird Vineyards Chardonnay 2019
                Chardonnay from North Coast, California
                • WW90
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              • Decoy Sonoma Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                Decoy Sonoma Chardonnay 2019
                Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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                • Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                  Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Chardonnay 2019
                  Chardonnay from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
                  • WW91
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                • Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2019  Front Label
                  Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2019
                  Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
                  • WW92
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                • Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                  Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019
                  Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
                  • RP90
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                • Craggy Range Winery Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                  Craggy Range Winery Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
                  Chardonnay from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
                  • JS93
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                • Meiomi Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                  Meiomi Chardonnay 2019
                  Chardonnay from California
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                  • Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                    Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019
                    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
                    • TP93
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                  • MacRostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                    MacRostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019
                    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
                    • TP94
                    • WW90
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                  • Folie a Deux Russian River Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                    Folie a Deux Russian River Chardonnay 2019
                    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                  • Black Stallion Winery Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
                    Black Stallion Winery Chardonnay 2019
                    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
                    • JS92
                    3.9 32 Ratings
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