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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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  • Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2006  Front Label
    Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Aubert Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
    Aubert Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2006
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    Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2006
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    Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2006
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    Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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  • MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
    MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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  • Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
    Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay from Chile
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  • Joseph Phelps Ovation Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Ovation Chardonnay 2006
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  • Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2006 Front Label
    Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2006
    Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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  • Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
    Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay from Carneros, California
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  • Beringer Sbragia Limited Release Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
    Beringer Sbragia Limited Release Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Ridge Monte Bello Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault Perrieres 2006 Front Label
    Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault Perrieres 2006
    Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Kistler Vineyards Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
    Kistler Vineyards Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
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  • Argyle Nuthouse Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
    Argyle Nuthouse Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Alamos Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
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  • Waterbrook Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
    Waterbrook Chardonnay 2006
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  • Bernardus Monterey County Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2006 Front Label
    Bernardus Monterey County Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2006
    Chardonnay from Central Coast, California
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    J. Lassalle Brut Millesime Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs 2006
    Chardonnay from Champagne, France
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    Clos LaChance Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay from Central Coast, California
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  • Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2006 Front Label
    Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay from New Zealand
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