Chardonnay


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Chardonnay

1. a white grape originally grown in the Burgundy region of France, and now throughout the wine-producing world
2. any of various white wines made from this grape
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For instance, "in Santa Lucia, you get tree fruit and stone fruit; from Carneros, some mineral-driven chardonnay.
Full-bodied, buttery Wente 2010 "The Nth Degree" Chardonnay (Livermore Valley; $45).
Next up was the Otra Vida 2010 chardonnay from Mendoza, Argentina.
99 price tag - if this restrained chardonnay style is your thing.
For 23 out of the last 26 years, Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay has been named the top-selling, Most Popular Chardonnay in the poll.
They originally chose a chardonnay clone that was suited for California, but it didn't do well in Oregon.
94) Robert Mondavi Carneros Napa Valley Chardonnay Reserve 2011 (California).
However, initially, along with New World chardonnay came a shift in style to big, buttery, overly-oaked wines high in alcohol.
Instantly recognisable, even drinkers who don't know that chardonnay is a grape (Chablis is made with 100% chardonnay and it's one of the classic grape varieties in a champagne blend) are familiar with this dry white wine the colour of straw.
2nd place (tie) with a score of 46: 2005 Domaine Serene “Cote Sud Vineyard” Chardonnay and 2005 Domaine Serene “Clos du Soleil” Chardonnay- $45
There is likely a chardonnay to suit any white-wine drinker, but too many consumers dismiss all wines made from the varietal as oaky butter bombs.