Chardonnay (pronounced: [ʃaʁ.dɔ.nɛ]) 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.
Posts about Chardonnay
  • scandal wine recap: songs in the key of wine

    … definitely have been a NY Post headline! Liv convinces Cy that he is nobody’s bitch so he and Michael get engaged to squash the story. Congrats you two (I guess)—let’s pop some bottles! grapefriend wine recommendation: Congrats! Pop some Champagne, which is the blending of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (also Pinot Meunier, but we’ll stick to just a two-grape…

    grapefriendin Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Wine of the Day November 21, 2014

    … 2013 Arnot-Roberts, Chardonnay, Trout Gulch Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains. The Trout Gulch Chardonnay comes off a vineyard above Aptos in the cool south Santa Cruz Mountains, not far from the ocean on a loamy hillsides that face mostly south, this is a great site for Chardonnay and Pinot. Duncan Meyers, Arnot-Roberts winemaker loves…

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  • Miller Winery

    … Winery offered a Chardonnay ($22), a Riesling ($22) and a Seyval Blanc ($22). The Seyval was our favorite white, in fact it was out favorite wine at Miller Winery. We were told that 85 percent of the Seyval fruit was from their vineyard near Lake Anna. On the red side, Miller Winery has an unusual Concord wine named LOL ($16). It is unusual because…

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  • LCBO Vintages release – November 22, 2014 (WVN 205)

    … dominate, sitting on a bed of bright, crisp acid. The finish is long and clean. This is a perfect white for a turkey feast. Extra dry, white wine – $19.95 per bottle France, Burgundy (Beaujolais) – AOC Morgon Domaine de L’Herminette Grand Cras 2013 This is Beaujolais Nouveau season but don’t confuse this wine for the fruit-forward, light-bodied…

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  • Pearmund Cellars Holiday Specials

    … Vine Chardonnay 2013 Viognier 2013 Petit Manseng 2013 Riesling 2011 Merlot 2012 Cabernet Franc 2013 Cabernet Franc 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Petit Verdot 2011 Ameritage 2012 Ameritage 3) Pearmund Cellars Wine Library for holiday gifts The Pearmund Cellars library is a collection of vintage wines, in very limited quantity. Check them out…

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  • Holiday Bubbles? Let Purpose, not Price or Pedigree, be Your Guide

    …. It can stand up to cheese, olives and charcuterie but would also do well with the above-mentioned caviar on blinis garnished with lemon or cracked dungeness crab with garlic and citrus. It would make a fine standard “Champagne Cocktail” with Cognac and Angostura bitters but I wouldn’t use it where more vibrant, fruity flavors were needed…

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  • Wine and Cheese Pairing Ideas

    … together. If there’s one cheese that doesn’t match up too well with many white wines, it would be blue cheese, it’s tends to overwhelm. Here are a few classic pairings to consider: In the Loire Valley where Sauvignon Blanc originates you can find many goat herds. The goat cheeses from the Loire aren’t as soft or as fresh as goat cheese found…

    Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 3 readers -

    …% Chardonnay. In the glass, it is beautiful and classic with its pale straw color. The nose offers yeasty, fresh baked bread and is floral and elegant. The mousse (bubbles) are small – another sign of quality – and the mouthfeel is silky and glycerol. There was taste of crisp apple and a hint of almond with honeydew melon in the back taste as the wine…

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  • A Bubbly Trio

    …. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, it presses fleshy pear flavors against the firm citric core that comes off rather like lemonade. Toasty and slightly austere with a healthy dose of rockiness, there’s good complexity and enough stuffing to age several years. 12.5% alcohol by volume. Mostly Pinot Noir, with a dime of Chardonnay…

    Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 1 readers -
  • 2011 Rasa Chardonnay Dream Deferred – Bottle Notes

    … Rasa Vineyards is a relatively new winery located in Walla Walla, Washington. Founded in 2007 by brothers Pinto and Billo Naravane, Rasa specializes in Syrah-based wines but has also released Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Petite Verdot, Grenache and Mourvedre. There is also a second label known as PB Wines. Pinto is the Managing…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    …: Pinot Gris Touriga Naciona Pinot Noir If we stop at Fabbioli Cellars we can add: Chambourcin Now, it is starting to get tougher. The good news is that our friends at Casanel Vineyards can add: Norton Carmenère (coming soon) The always inventive Lew Parker at Willowcroft can add: Cabernet Blanc to our list, while our German…

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  • Bella Wines harmonizes with a bubbly quartet

    … and 95 cases of 375 ml bottles). The grapes are from Secrest Mountain Vineyards, a high elevation vineyard northwest of Oliver. The winery calls this “our confident and bright little one.” I preferred this slightly above the others. It is a crisp and elegant sparkling with citrus and ripe apple flavours back with minerality. 90. Bella Oliver-Eastside…

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine- 4 readers -
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