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. DiLoreto Cellars Chardonnay Per Sempre TD Napa Valley 1999
  2. Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Vaillon 2009

    Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Vaillon 2009

    • WS
      90
    • WE
      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
    $45.00

  3. Domaine Francois Carillon Saint-Aubin Les Murgers des Dents de Chien 2014

    Domaine Francois Carillon Saint-Aubin Les Murgers des Dents de Chien 2014

    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

  4. Domaine William Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 2010

    Domaine William Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 2010

    • BH
      92-94
    • WA
      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

  5. 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

  6. Maison Alex Gambal Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015

    Maison Alex Gambal Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015

    • BH
      86-88
    Bourgogne Chardonnay, a grape variety that has become so well-known worldwide, is the most typical example of what Chardonnay can reveal in its original birthplace, where it is at its furthest boundary of cultivation. Vines are generally found in piedmont slopes, but the characteristics and sensations of the wine will vary depending on provenanc... more
    750ml
    $27.00

  7. Maison Alex Gambal Chassagne-Montrachet 2014

    Maison Alex Gambal Chassagne-Montrachet 2014

    • TA
      92
    • WS
      91
    • WE
      90
    • BH
      89
    2014 Chassagne-Montrachet: Our Chassagne is especially lively this year showing Chassagne’s classic profile of stone fruit.
    This wine was imported directly from Maison Alex Gambal. To see other wines currently available from Maison Alex Gambal, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the right of "Pr... more
    750ml
    $49.00

  8. Maison Alex Gambal Fixin Blanc 2014

    Maison Alex Gambal Fixin Blanc 2014

    • WE
      90
    • WS
      90
    • BH
      88
    2014 Fixin: We have been making this wine under a long term contract since 1999 and there always seems to be a poached pear quality to the wine; a coincidence that there is a pear tree in the vineyard?
    This wine was imported directly from Maison Alex Gambal. To see other wines currently available from Maison Alex Gambal, please click the link w... more
    750ml
    $30.00

  9. Maison Alex Gambal Fixin Blanc 2015

    Maison Alex Gambal Fixin Blanc 2015

    • BH
      87-89
    Directly outside the town of Dijon, the Fixin vineyard, just
    north of Gevrey-Chambertin, opens the gateway to the Côte
    de Nuits. Red wines of character are produced here and more
    rarely, white wines that show strong personality too.
     
    Harvested by us since 1999, this plot is located
    in the village, under the appellation 1er Cru ... more
    750ml
    $35.00

  10. Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Aubin 2015

    Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Aubin 2015

    Set back from Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet, the winegrowing area of Saint-Aubin is situated in marvellous rolling countryside with the most varied orientations here and soil types that differ greatly. Magnificent and underrated white wines are produced here, as well as some fresh, fruity red wines.
     
    It shows a pale yellow ... more
    750ml
    $34.00

  11. Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Aubin En Remilly 2015

    Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Aubin En Remilly 2015

    Set back from Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet, the winegrowing area of Saint-Aubin is situated in marvellous rolling countryside with the most varied orientations here and soil types that differ greatly. Magnificent and little-known white wines are produced here, as well as some fresh, fruity red wines.
     
    This 1er Cru “E... more
    750ml
    $47.00

  12. Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Aubin Les Murgers des Dents de Chien 2015

    Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Aubin Les Murgers des Dents de Chien 2015

    • BH
      88-91
    Set back from Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet, the winegrowing area of Saint-Aubin is situated in marvellous rolling countryside with the most varied orientations here and soil types that differ greatly. Magnificent and little-known white wines are produced here, as well as some fresh, fruity red wines.
     
    This 1er Cru “L... more
    750ml
    $49.00

  13. Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Romain Blanc 2013

    Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Romain Blanc 2013

    • WE
      89
    • WA
      88
    • BH
      87
    2013 St. Romain Blanc: As with the Aligoté we acquired the St. Romain grapes as part of a large plan to expand our domaine. St. Romain is about the perfect terroir to make chardonnay; fossilised coral, various expositions to the sun and a long growing season. 150 cases made and ~ 16% new oak.
    This wine was imported directly from Maison A... more
    750ml

    Regular Price: $38.00

    Special Price: $30.00

  14. Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Romain Blanc 2014

    Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Romain Blanc 2014

    • TA
      92
    • WS
      90
    • BH
      88
    2014 St. Romain: The classic limestone of the Cote de Beaune is in this wine’s genes. The wine has a lively nose with fruits in the lemon/lime family.
    This wine was imported directly from Maison Alex Gambal. To see other wines currently available from Maison Alex Gambal, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined abov... more
    750ml
    $32.00

  15. Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Romain Blanc 2015

    Maison Alex Gambal Saint-Romain Blanc 2015

    • BH
      87-90
    At the foot of its high cliff, Saint-Romain is the finest example of the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune, where the landscape widens out to offer vast views. This enclosure brings to perfection the two Burgundy grape varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
     
    Our Saint-Romain 2015 comes from a blend of several of our plots named “Sous Roc... more
    750ml
    $37.00

  16. PlumpJack Chardonnay Reserve Napa Valley 1996