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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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  • Mer Soleil Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Mer Soleil Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Central Coast, California
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  • Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
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    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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  • Concha y Toro Casillero Del Diablo Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Concha y Toro Casillero Del Diablo Chardonnay 2004
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  • Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Louis Latour Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2004 Front Label
    Louis Latour Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2004
    Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Gainey Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Gainey Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Central Coast, California
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  • Concha y Toro Xplorador Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Concha y Toro Xplorador Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Chile
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  • Waterbrook Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Waterbrook Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Hartford Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Hartford Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Arrowood Sonoma Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Arrowood Sonoma Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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  • Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Sebastiani Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Sebastiani Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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  • Gary Farrell Russian River Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Gary Farrell Russian River Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Moon Mountain Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Moon Mountain Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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  • Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Landmark Overlook Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Landmark Overlook Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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  • Wente Riva Ranch Reserve Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Wente Riva Ranch Reserve Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Central Coast, California
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  • Joseph Drouhin Chablis Premier Cru 2004 Front Label
    Joseph Drouhin Chablis Premier Cru 2004
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Louis Latour Meursault Blagny Chateau de Blagny Premier Cru 2004 Front Label
    Louis Latour Meursault Blagny Chateau de Blagny Premier Cru 2004
    Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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  • Olivier Leflaive Meursault 2004 Front Label
    Olivier Leflaive Meursault 2004
    Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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  • Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2004 Front Label
    Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Central Coast, California
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  • Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur 2004 Front Label
    Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur 2004
    Chardonnay from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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    Gary Farrell Cresta Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay 2004
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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