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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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  • Mayacamas Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Mayacamas Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Tete de Cru 2016 Front Label
    Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Tete de Cru 2016
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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  • Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
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    Chardonnay from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California
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  • Talley Arroyo Grande Valley Estate Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Talley Arroyo Grande Valley Estate Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Arroyo Grande Valley, Central Coast, California
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    Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Central Coast, California
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  • Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Brocard Les Clos Grand Cru Chablis 2016 Front Label
    Brocard Les Clos Grand Cru Chablis 2016
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Louis Jadot Chablis Blanchot Grand Cru 2016 Front Label
    Louis Jadot Chablis Blanchot Grand Cru 2016
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Beringer Bros. Bourbon Barrel Aged Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Beringer Bros. Bourbon Barrel Aged Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from California
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  • FEL Anderson Valley Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    FEL Anderson Valley Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
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  • Heitz Cellar Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
    Heitz Cellar Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Replica Knockoff Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Replica Knockoff Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from California
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  • Kokomo Wines Peters Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Kokomo Wines Peters Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Chamisal Vineyards Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Chamisal Vineyards Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • White Hart Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    White Hart Chardonnay 2016
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    Carpe Diem Chardonnay 2016
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  • Jarvis Estate Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Jarvis Estate Chardonnay 2016
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  • True Myth Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
    True Myth Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Edna Valley, Central Coast, California
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  • Henschke Croft Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Henschke Croft Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia
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  • Jules Taylor Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Jules Taylor Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
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    J. Lohr October Night Chardonnay 2016
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  • Maison Roche de Bellene Meursault Vieilles Vignes 2016  Front Label
    Maison Roche de Bellene Meursault Vieilles Vignes 2016
    Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Roserock by Drouhin Oregon Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay 2016  Front Label
    Roserock by Drouhin Oregon Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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    Talley Arroyo Grande Estate Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2016
    Chardonnay from Arroyo Grande Valley, Central Coast, California
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