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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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  • Dutton-Goldfield Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
    Dutton-Goldfield Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
    Chardonnay from Green Valley, Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay Beaurepaire Premier Cru Blanc 2015 Front Label
    Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay Beaurepaire Premier Cru Blanc 2015
    Chardonnay from Santenay, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Bethel Heights Estate Grown Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
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    Rutherford Hill Chardonnay 2015
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  • Dom. Pierre Labet Bourgogne Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes 2015 Front Label
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    • Vine Cliff Proprietress Reserve Chardonnay 2015  Front Label
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      • Big Basin Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
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      • Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
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        • Schug Estate Grown Chardonnay 2015  Front Label
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          • Talley Rosemary's Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
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            David Arthur Chardonnay 2015
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            • Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Signature Collection Chardonnay 2015  Front Label
              Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Signature Collection Chardonnay 2015
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            • Scenic Root Winegrowers Forager Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
              Scenic Root Winegrowers Forager Chardonnay 2015
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