Chardonnay

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Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2021 Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2021
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Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2021
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Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2020 Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2020
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Hahn Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2019 Hahn Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2019
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Hahn Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2019
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Trefethen Chardonnay 2020 Trefethen Chardonnay 2020
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Trefethen Chardonnay 2020
750 ml Bottle
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Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley 2019 Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley 2019
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Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley 2019
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Talley Chardonnay Estate 2020 Talley Chardonnay Estate 2020
750 ml Bottle
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Crossbarn Chardonnay 2020 Crossbarn Chardonnay 2020
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Crossbarn Chardonnay 2020
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Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2019 Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2019
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Enfield Citrine Chardonnay 2019 Enfield Citrine Chardonnay 2019
750 ml Bottle
Enfield Citrine Chardonnay 2019
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Crossbarn Chardonnay 2019 Crossbarn Chardonnay 2019
750 ml Bottle
Crossbarn Chardonnay 2019
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Talley Chardonnay Estate 2019 Talley Chardonnay Estate 2019
750 ml Bottle
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750 ml Bottle
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Trefethen Chardonnay 2019 Trefethen Chardonnay 2019
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750 ml Bottle
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Frog's Leap Chardonnay Shale and Stone 2018 Frog's Leap Chardonnay Shale and Stone 2018
750 ml Bottle
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Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2019 Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2019
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Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2019
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Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi Sec Clos du Bourg 2020 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi Sec Clos du Bourg 2020
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On Chardonnay and How It Tastes

Chardonnay is the world’s most popular white varietal, and it’s easy to see the appeal. Ripe chardonnay can remind you of orchard fruits: pears, green or red apples, peaches, even pineapples. With oak aging it can acquire suggestions of butter, toast, hazelnuts, and especially vanilla. When aged it can gain a weighty richness and a luxurious honey texture. But it doesn’t end there. Cooler climates can yield chardonnays that have steely textures and more vibrant fruit flavors such as grapefruit, lemons or oranges. It’s that breadth of flavors, from crisp citrus examples to full-bodied exotic expressions, that makes chardonnay such a popular white varietal.

Where is chardonnay grown?

Chardonnay vines are supremely adaptable. They thrive in cool climates, hot climates, and everywhere between the two. Burgundy is where chardonnay first gained fame, and its Grand/Premier Cru chardonnays unquestionably remain the benchmark. But don't forget Champagne and Chablis, which yield some of chardonnay's finest cool climate, steely expressions. In 1976, the Napa Valley proved to the wine world that its chards deserve just as much attention as its Grand Cru cousins across the Atlantic. The Margaret River as well as other locations throughout Australia have yielded first-rate examples, as have select sites in Sonoma, Oregon, and New Zealand. And the best examples from the Macon, relatively speaking, offer serious value for the quality found in the bottle.

Some of chardonnay’s greatest examples?
What food or dishes should you pair with chardonnay?

The key to a successful chardonnay/food pairing is knowing what style of chardonnay you are planning to pour. Cool-climate, crisp, unoaked chardonnay such as a Chablis calls for raw oysters (a classic pairing), shellfish, or steamed fish. Riper, fruit-driven, unoaked or lightly oaked chards will shine with grilled chicken, pork, or pastas in a cream sauce. Ripe, oak aged chards should be paired with chicken or fish dishes prepared with a cream or butter sauce. Finally, barrel-fermented chardonnay or cellar aged chardonnay should be paired with some extravagant seafood dish like lobster or scallops or elegantly prepared, high-quality chicken roasted to perfection.