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Chardonnay

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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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  • MacRostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    MacRostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Carneros, California
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  • Cristom Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Cristom Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Philippe Colin Bourgogne Blanc 2019  Front Label
    Philippe Colin Bourgogne Blanc 2019
    Chardonnay from Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur 2019  Front Label
    Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur 2019
    Chardonnay from Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Domaine Laroque Cite de Carcassonne Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Domaine Laroque Cite de Carcassonne Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Languedoc, South of France, France
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  • Jordan Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Jordan Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Vie di Romans Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Vie di Romans Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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  • Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
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  • Gundlach Bundschu Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Gundlach Bundschu Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Neyers 304 Sonoma Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Neyers 304 Sonoma Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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  • Duboeuf Pouilly-Fuisse Emile Beranger 2019  Front Label
    Duboeuf Pouilly-Fuisse Emile Beranger 2019
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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  • Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuisse Aux Bouthieres 2019  Front Label
    Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuisse Aux Bouthieres 2019
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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  • Adelsheim Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Adelsheim Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Veramonte Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Veramonte Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Casablanca Valley, Chile
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  • Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Sonoma-Cutrer The Cutrer Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Sonoma-Cutrer The Cutrer Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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