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 tropical fruit flavors and lots of oak.

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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  1. Anthill Farms Chardonnay Campbell Ranch Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2010

    Anthill Farms Chardonnay Campbell Ranch Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2010

    • IWC
      91
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the right of "Producer." more
    750ml
    $59.00

  2. Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains 2013

    Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains 2013

    • V
      97

    Trout Gulch Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains
    The trout Gulch vineyard sits at 800’ above the tiny town of Aptos, about 4 miles from the ocean in Santa Cruz county. The site was planted in 1980 to the old Wente clone of Chardonnay which is considered by many to be the heritage selection of Chardonnay in California.The soils in this coo... more
    750ml
    $79.00

  3. Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Watson Ranch Vineyard Napa Valley 2013

    Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Watson Ranch Vineyard Napa Valley 2013

    • V
      96
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $59.00

  4. Aubert Wines Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Carneros 2010

    Aubert Wines Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Carneros 2010

    • WA
      93
    • WS
      93
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the right of "Producer." more
    750ml
    $119.00

  5. Aubert Wines Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2005

    Aubert Wines Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2005

    • WA
      98
    • IWC
      93+
    • WS
      92
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the right of "Producer." more
    750ml
    $199.00

  6. Aubert Wines Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2012

    Aubert Wines Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2012

    • WA
      98+
    • V
      95
    • WS
      95
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the right of "Producer." more
    750ml
    $179.00

  7. DiLoreto Cellars Chardonnay Per Sempre TD Napa Valley 1999
  8. Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Les Preuses 2007

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Les Preuses 2007

    • BH
      92-95
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $79.00

  9. Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Mont de Milieu 2010

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Mont de Milieu 2010

    • BH
      93
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $39.00

  10. Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Les Clos 2008

    Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Les Clos 2008

    • WS
      95
    • WA
      94
    • BH
      93
    • IWC
      93
    • WE
      93
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the right of "Producer." more
    750ml
    $99.00

  11. Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Valmur 2007

    Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Valmur 2007

    • BH
      93
    • WS
      93
    • WE
      93
    • IWC
      92
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $79.00

  12. Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Valmur 2008

    Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Valmur 2008

    • BH
      93
    • WA
      92
    • IWC
      92
    • WE
      92
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $74.00

  13. Domaine Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseigneres 2013

    Domaine Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseigneres 2013

    • BH
      89-91
    • WA
      88-90
    • IWC
      87-89
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $69.00

  14. Domaine Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrieres 2013

    Domaine Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrieres 2013

    • BH
      91-93
    • WA
      90-92
    • V
      90+
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $99.00

  15. Domaine Pinson Chablis Les Clos 2005

    Domaine Pinson Chablis Les Clos 2005

    • BH
      92
    • IWC
      90
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $79.00

  16. Domaine William Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 2010

    Domaine William Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 2010

    • BH
      92-94
    • IWC
      93
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $49.00

  17. Domaine William Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 2010 HALF BOTTLE

    Domaine William Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 2010 HALF BOTTLE

    • BH
      92-94
    • IWC
      93
    Actual HALF BOTTLE from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just t... more
    375ml
    $33.00

  18. Domaine William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses 2010

    Domaine William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses 2010

    • BH
      97
    • IWC
      96
    • WA
      95
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $119.00

  19. Domaine William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses 2011

    Domaine William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses 2011

    • BH
      94
    • V
      93
    • IWC
      93+
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $84.00

  20. Domaine William Fevre Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 2008

    Domaine William Fevre Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 2008

    • BH
      93
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $49.00

  21. Domaine William Fevre Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 2009

    Domaine William Fevre Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 2009

    • BH
      92
    • IWC
      91
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $49.00

  22. Domaine William Fevre Chablis Valmur 2009

    Domaine William Fevre Chablis Valmur 2009

    • BH
      95
    • WA
      93
    • IWC
      92
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $89.00

  23. Domaine William Fevre Chablis Vaudesir 2008

    Domaine William Fevre Chablis Vaudesir 2008

    • BH
      94
    • WE
      93
    • WS
      93
    Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. These bottles are in excellent condition, from their original case and all fills are into the neck. All bottles are as good or better than the bottle pictured. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the... more
    750ml
    $69.00

  24. Gemstone Vineyards Chardonnay Facets Estate Yountville 2002
  25. Hamacher Chardonnay Oregon 1999

    Hamacher Chardonnay Oregon 1999

    After earning a degree in viticulture and enology at UC Davis, Eric Hamacher set forth to gain extensive winemaking knowledge and to date, has worked more than 24 vintages at numerous wineries around the world. After producing wine for esteemed wineries such as Mondavi, Chalone and Etude, he realized his heart was in Oregon and followed pur... more
    750ml
    $19.00