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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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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Cattleya 2015 “Alma de Cattleya” Chardonnay

Cattleya 2015 “Alma de Cattleya” Chardonnay

Cattleya 2015 “Alma de Cattleya” Chardonnay Retail 26.00 – GGWC 24.99 FREE SHIPPING on 12 – use code ALMA @checkout   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...
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Cattleya 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Cattleya 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Cattleya 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley Retail 55.00 – GGWC 51.99 FREE SHIPPING on SIX, use code CATT15 @ checkout (mix & match with other Cattleya wines OK)   The Story: Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisoni.  Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into...
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Covenant 2014 "The Tribe" Chardonnay (Kosher Wine)

Covenant 2014 "The Tribe" Chardonnay (Kosher Wine)

Covenant 2014 "The Tribe" Chardonnay (Kosher Wine) WE 90 Points :"Luscious melon aromas, creamy fruit-tart flavors and a silky texture make a pleasing combination in this wonderfully soothing wine. A crisp core of lemon and apple flavors are surrounded by a layer of vanilla and hazelnut. The plus texture carries the flavors through a long finish."
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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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Kongsgaard 2015 Chardonnay, Napa 98 Points

Kongsgaard 2015 Chardonnay, Napa 98 Points

Robert Parker 98 Points : "The 2015 Chardonnays are incredibly concentrated, as you might expect because of the low yields. He makes two cuvées – his Napa cuvée and the homage to his father, The Judge. Both are made from low-yielding Old Wente clonal selections. The 2015 Chardonnay, which is two-thirds Hudson clone and one-third Hyde clone, offers plenty of muscle, rich, extracted honeysuckle, orange blossom, tangerine...
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Lewis Cellars 2014 Chardonnay "Barcgalia" Russian River Valley

Lewis Cellars 2014 Chardonnay "Barcgalia" Russian River Valley

Lewis Cellars 2014 Chardonnay "Barcgalia" Russian River Valley Winery Notes: "2014 makes it three excellent vintages in a row for our Barcaglia Lane Chardonnay, sourced from a trio of clones at this Dutton Ranch vineyard. The wine is all succulent, ripe citrus with toasty tangerine, orange zest and lemon-lime. Toasty gun-barrel oak and vanilla, together with tropical fruit skin and spice completes the package. Buttressed by a...
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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 2014 Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

Luli 2014 Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

LULI 2014 CHARDONNAY, SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS  Sara Floyd is a long time friend of mine. We met years ago when she was the Sommelier at San Francisco's Postrio Restaurant. Sara left the restaurant industry and started her own wine brokerage. While working with many small boutique wineries she hooked up with the folks of Pisoni, and the rest is history as they say. This fifth release of the Luli Chardonnay was sourced from vineyards next to...
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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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