Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand. For new and developing wine regions, growing Chardonnay is seen as a "rite of passage" and an easy entry into the international wine market.

The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the grape being derived from such influences as terroir and oak. It is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France to New World wines with oak, and tropical fruit flavors.

Chardonnay is an important component of many sparkling wines around the world, including Champagne. A peak in popularity in the late 1980s gave way to a backlash among those wine drinkers who saw the grape as a leading negative component of the globalization of wine. Nonetheless, it remains one of the most widely-planted grape varieties, with over 160,000 hectares (400,000 acres) worldwide, second only to Airén among white wine grapes and planted in more wine regions than any other grape – including Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Argot 2014 Chardonnay “Estate” Sonoma Mountain - 93 Points

Argot 2014 Chardonnay “Estate” Sonoma Mountain - 93 Points

Argot 2014 Chardonnay  “Estate” Sonoma Mountain - 93 Points Robert Parker 93 Points : "The only white wine I tasted is the 2014 Chardonnay Estate, which is an old Wente and Hyde Selection of clonal material. This spent 20 months in new French oak, as it seems that owner and winemaker Justin Harmon doesn’t really rush anything into the bottle. Kudos to him. This wine offers up honeysuckle, poached pear, a touch of...
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Attune 2014 Chardonnay, Estate Carneros Sonoma

Attune 2014 Chardonnay, Estate Carneros Sonoma

Attune 2014 Chardonnay, Estate, Carneros Sonoma   FREE SHIPPING on 6+, use code ATTUNE upon checkout. Can mix and match with Attune Pinot Noir The 2014 Attune Chardonnay offers up copious notes of honeysuckle, green apple, and Anjou pear on the nose.  The wine is medium to full in body, yet extremely elegant with a clean, lean underbelly of tropical fruit, tangerine, citrus and a whiff of minerality.  The wine possesses a...
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Aubert 2016 Lauren Chardonnay (98-100 Points Robert Parker)

Aubert 2016 Lauren Chardonnay (98-100 Points Robert Parker)

Robert Parker : "The 2016 Chardonnay Lauren Estate delivers incredibly intense grapefruit essence, lemon peel and green apple notes with touches of nutmeg, fresh ginger, lightly browned toast, marzipan and smoky meat. The palate is built like a brick house with a solid line of refreshing acid framing the complex citrus and spice layers, finishing long and savory."   Winemaker Notes : " Beautiful golden green, the 2016 Lauren...
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Aubert 2016 UV-SL Chardonnay (99 Points Robert Parker)

Aubert 2016 UV-SL Chardonnay (99 Points Robert Parker)

Robert Parker : " The 2016 Chardonnay UV-SL has a very sexy nose of apple pie and apricot preserves over suggestions of coriander seed, fennel and chalk dust, plus a waft of orange blossoms. The palate simply sings with vibrant stone fruit and citrus peel flavors with a racy backbone cutting through the satiny texture, finishing with loads of lingering spice notes."
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Bevan 2015 Chardonnay “Ritchie” Russian River Valley

Bevan 2015 Chardonnay “Ritchie” Russian River Valley

Winemaker Notes : “The Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay is, as always, incredibly seductive and opulent. The fruit profile ranges from tropical notes to stone fruit. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon drinker's Chardonnay. If you tasted the wine in a black glass, it would be hard to identify as red or white because it is so concentrated and powerful.   The 2015 is any bit as good as the 2014, just a smaller production, so hurry and order...
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Brewer-Clifton 2014 “Hapgood Vineyard” Chardonnay (95 Points)

Brewer-Clifton 2014 “Hapgood Vineyard” Chardonnay (95 Points)

FREE SHIPPING on 6, use code BC14CHD at checkout Winery Notes : “This bottling is comprised of 100% estate Mount Eden clone chardonnay from our Hapgood vineyard, which exhibits a broader stone fruit flesh and weight in the wine. The vineyard is Located across the road from our Machado vineyard and is situated immediately next to the Acin parcel at the end of Hapgood Road. In slightly richer soil, the vineyard is planted to the Mount Eden...
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Butter 2015 Chardonnay, California

Butter 2015 Chardonnay, California

Butter 2015 Chardonnay, California Retail 20.00 – GGWC 16.99  The Wine : It reveals gorgeous aromas and flavors of citrus, minerality  and a touch of tropical fruit, all of which blend nicely on the rich palate. It is a subtle wine with great finesse and detail.  Gorgeous finish! 
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Camino 2014 Chardonnay “Soberanes" Santa Lucia Highlands - 93 Points

Camino 2014 Chardonnay “Soberanes" Santa Lucia Highlands - 93 Points

Camino 2014 Chardonnay “Soberanes" Santa Lucia Highlands Retail 50.00 – GGWC 46.99 FREE SHIPPING ON SIX OR MORE – use code CAM14CHD @ checkout       Tasting Notes: “The Old Wente selections of Chardonnay provide great texture and perfume. aromas of yellow plums, honeysuckle blossoms, hazelnuts, and Meyer lemon jump out of the glass. Quite dynamic on the palate, the wine shows a breadth of...
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Cattleya 15 Chardonnay “Pratt Vineyard” 96 POINTS

Cattleya 15 Chardonnay “Pratt Vineyard” 96 POINTS

  FREE SHIPPING on SIX , use code CATTLEYA at checkout (mix & match OK with other Cattleya wines)   The Story : Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisonio.  Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines.  In her words: “Since my early...
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DuMOL 2015 Chloe Chardonnay Russian River Valley – 95 Points     

DuMOL 2015 Chloe Chardonnay Russian River Valley – 95 Points     

  FREE SHIPPING on 6 ~ Use code DUMOL during checkout Mix & match OK with other DuMOL wines This has been one of my favorites for years! The Chloe offers a brilliant pale yellow gold color. The wine is richly aromatic, with nectarine, orange marmalade, mango, and a subtle edge of fragrant lilies. On the palate the wine is broad with intense fruit richness, white peach, citrus oil, toasted nuts, almond paste, brioche. Real sense of...
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DuMOL 2015 Isobel Chardonnay Sonoma Coast – 95 Points      

DuMOL 2015 Isobel Chardonnay Sonoma Coast – 95 Points      

FREE SHIPPING on 6 ~ Use code DUMOL during checkout Brilliant pale gold color. Intriguing mix of savory and sweet aromas: pear, fennel, cut grass, crisp apple, lemongrass, quince, complex herbal notes. Generous palate entry, but quite delicate, round and mellow. Tangerine, lemon and almond. Lovely progression along the palate, subtle richness, but always vibrant pin-point acidity. Complex truffle/hazelnut finish.   Robert Parker 95 Points...
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Foghat 2014 Chardonnay, Monterey

Foghat 2014 Chardonnay, Monterey

Monterey County is Chardonnay country. The cool coastal climate, with morning fogs that often linger until mid-day, allows the intricate fruit flavors to develop while preserving crucial acidity. These just-right conditions place Monterey County on par with the best growing regions of the world. This Chardonnay strikes a perfect balance between rich and refreshing, with gorgeous tropical fruit flavors that are the hallmark of Monterey Chards. It...
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Foxtrot 2015 Chardonnay “Four Shadows”

Foxtrot 2015 Chardonnay “Four Shadows”

FREE SHIPPING ON 6 +, use code FOXTROT (can mix & match with Foxtrot Pinot Noir) The wine has a medium to light lemon color with stunning aromas of citrus, stone fruits, a whiff of melon and subtle spice. These flavors continue on the palate with a complex minerality framed by a rich mid palate with subtle spice, tropical and citrus fruits, and lengthy finish. The crisp acidity in this wine serves as a refreshing counterpoint to balance the...
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Hirsch 2014 "Estate" Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast - 94 Points Galloni

Hirsch 2014 "Estate" Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast - 94 Points Galloni

Hirsch 2014 “Estate” Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast Retail 70.00 – GGWC 66.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 - Use code HIRSCH @ checkout, can mix & match w. Hirsch Pinot   The Story : Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Fort Ross,Hirsch Vineyards is the birth ground of great pinot noir and Chardonnay on the extreme Sonoma Coast. David Hirsch founded the vineyard in 1980 to grow fruit and make site-specific...
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Hudson 2015 Chardonnay "Estate" Carneros - 96+ Point Rating

Hudson 2015 Chardonnay "Estate" Carneros - 96+ Point Rating

Robert Parker 96+ Point Rating: "Produced from the “Shot Wente” heritage selection clone and all naturally fermented in French oak, 85% new, where it was aged for 12 months, the 2015 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard reveals intense grapefruit, pineapple and honeysuckle notes with hints of brioche, ginger and shaved almonds. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is bursting with spicy, tropical fruit flavors, framed by plenty of freshness...
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Kesner Chardonnay 2015 “Rockbreak” Sonoma Coast

Kesner Chardonnay 2015 “Rockbreak” Sonoma Coast

FREE SHIPPING on six or more – Use code KESNER on checkout Jason Kesner, winemaker extraordinaire at Kistler created yet another amazing wine. Jason was the longtime vineyard manager at Hudson, when in 2002 he produced 25 cases of his first wine for some of the top restaurants like French Laundry, Gary Danko and Golden Gate Wine Cellars! The following year he produced a massive 75 cases, and the rest as they say is history. Moreover, Jason...
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Killian 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Killian 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Attractive, light gold color with an open star jasmine, citrus blossom nose above red apple, stone fruit and hints of smoky oak. Flavors are reminiscent of fresh apple and pear, and are framed in a richly bodied mouthfeel that finishes with balanced acidity and just a hint of fruit sweetness. This will be one of the best aging of the Killian Chardonnays and should be optimally balanced about a year after release.  
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Kistler 2014 Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain

Kistler 2014 Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain

Kistler 2014 Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain Retail 70.00 – GGWC 64.99 Winery Notes : "Our two vineyards perched in the hills above the Sonoma valley, one in the Mayacama range to the west and one on Sonoma Mountain to the east both produce elegant, lifted wines that speak to the elevated nature of the plantings and the remarkable, well drained volcanic soils present at both sites."
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Knez 2014 Chardonnay "Cerise" Anderson Valley

Knez 2014 Chardonnay "Cerise" Anderson Valley

SPECIAL RETAIL 39.99 - NOW 29.99 (25% OFF) The inaugural vintage of the Knez Estate Cerise Vineyard Chardonnay shows pale straw and golden hues amidst heady aromatics of bright lemon, key lime with notes of white gooseberry, lemon verbena and green apple. Bracing acidity launches cleansing citrus on the palate with nuances of almond skin, marzipan and lemon meringue. Finishes with refreshing, cleansing lime zest.  
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Lewis Cellars 2016 Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Lewis Cellars 2016 Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Winery Notes : "Golden delicious apple, honeysuckle blossom and toasty caramel spice aromas are served up generously in our 2016 Napa Chardonnay. Silky in texture with ripe tree fruit and plenty of drive the wine is athletic and complex with a tail of smoky mineral and lees character."
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Liquid Farm 2014 Chardonnay “Golden Slope” - 95 Points Galloni

Liquid Farm 2014 Chardonnay “Golden Slope” - 95 Points Galloni

The Story:   This small winery in the Santa Rita Hills is the brain child of Jeff and Nikki Nelson.  Their wine maker is Brandon Sparks-Gillis (the “man” behind the Dragonette success).  Their wine-style is based and named in honor of the chalky white hills of Chablis and diatomaceous earth of the  Santa Rita Hills.   Galloni 95 Points: “The 2014 Chardonnay Golden Slope is one of the richer,...
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Lloyd 2016 Chardonnay Carneros

Lloyd 2016 Chardonnay Carneros

Winery Notes: "Sourced from the Kiser, Home and Green Acres Blocks from Sangiacomo Vineyard, as well as a small amount of fruit from the Truchard Vineyard, this is a fantastic expression of big, rich California Chardonnay. Picked at the peak of ripeness, our Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged for 10 months in American oak. Left on the lees right until bottling.  Flavors of tropical fruits, pear and apple are supported by rich...
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Luli 2015 Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

Luli 2015 Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

The Luli Chardonnay has an expressive and vibrant personality. The impression is on purity and freshness from the cold-climate fog and wind with hints of green apple, white peach, jasmine and minerality. The palate brings more depth, texture and length, which is derived from the well-drained gravely, and granite soils of the Santa Lucia Highlands.  
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Martinelli 2014 Chardonnay "Charles Ranch" 94+ Points

Martinelli 2014 Chardonnay "Charles Ranch" 94+ Points

Robert Parker 94+ Points: " The 2014 Charles Ranch Chardonnay offers notes of white peaches, honeysuckle, coriander seed and lightly buttered toast with a waft of orange blossoms. Full-bodied with a seductive oiliness to the texture, this buxom beauty fills the palate with perfumed stone fruit flavors, finishing with great length. Only 112 cases were made."
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Mi Sueno 2015 Chardonnay “Carneros”

Mi Sueno 2015 Chardonnay “Carneros”

FREE SHIPPING on 6, use code MISUENO @checkout   The Story: Rolando started his career in the Napa Valley in 1982 as a modest dishwasher at the exclusive Auberge du Soleil restaurant. Over the span of 15 years, his resume of employers began to read like the who’s who of the Napa Valley—from the legendary Warren Winiarski, founder of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, to winemaking great Paul Hobbs. Each experience was an...
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