History of Chardonnay

The Chardonnay grape is thought to have originated in Lebanon, and in France Chardonnay became the only grape allowed to be grown in Chablis, Burgundy.

These white Bungundy wines were well enjoyed, and the grape is also used in sparkling wines and Champagne.

Chardonnay really hit its prime when it was grown in California, however. Its popularity has grown immensely in the past fourty years, to where it is now the most popular white wine available. Winemakers love Chardonnay because the vines are easy to grow, and have a high yield. Wine drinkers love Chardonnay because of the wide variety of flavours it can take on.

Depending on where it's grown and how it's fermented, Chardonnay can taste semi-sweet or sour, heady or light. Typical flavors are apple, tangerine, lemon, lime, melon, and oak. Also, Chardonnay is not a "rich man's drink". A surprisingly good chardonnay can cost under $10.

Chardonnay is usually dry, and goes best with poultry or seafood, like lobster or scallops. It can even go well with a light red meat dish. Good cheeses for Chardonnay include Gruyere, Provolone, and Brie.

In addition to California and Burgundy, Chardonnays are also grown in quantity in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Cool-climate Chardonnays get longer growing times, and end up with subtle overtones. Warm-climate Chardonnays, on the other hand, become more flavorful and full tasting.

U.S. Chardonnay
Acacia A By Chardonnay California 2014 $9.99
Acacia A By Chardonnay Unoaked California 2015 $9.99
Arial Chardonnay Dealocoholized Wine 2016 $7.99
Arrowood Chardonnay Sonoma County 2013 $15.99
Avalon Chardonnay California 2014 $9.99
Barefoot Chardonnay California 1.75 liter $8.99
Barefoot Chardonnay California 750ml $5.99
Benziger Chardonnay Sonoma County Certified Sustainable 2013 $9.99
Beringer Founders Chardonnay 2014 $5.99
Beringer Chardonnay Luminas Oak Knoll District Napa Valley 2014 $29.89
Beringer Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014 $15.89
Beringer Chardonnay Private Reserve Napa Valley 2014 $34.99
Black Box Chardonnay California 2014 3 Liter $19.99
Bogle Vineyards California Chardonnay 2015 $7.99
Bonterra Chardonnay California Made From Organic Grapes 2016 $9.99
Bouchaine Chardonnay Napa Valley 2013 $19.99
BV Chardonnay Carneros Napa Valley 2012 $19.99
BV Chardonnay Coastal Estates California 2013 $9.99
Cakebread Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014 $39.99
Cambria Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Katherine's Vineyard 2014 $14.99
Castle Rock Chardonnay Central Coast 2014 $7.99
Carlo Rossi Chardonnay California 5 liter $12.99
Chalk Hill Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2016 $19.95
Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2015 $7.99
Chateau St Jean Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 $17.99
Chateau St Jean Chardonnay Belle Terre Vineyard Alexander Valley 2012 $19.99
Chateau St Jean Chardonnay Robery Young Vineyard Alexander Valley 2013 $19.99
Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2013 $7.99
Cheese Board Chardonnay California 2014 $2.99
Cherry Tart by Cherry Pie Chardonnay California 2013 $12.99
Chloe Chardonnay Sonoma County California 2015 $9.99
CK Mondavi Chardonnay California 2015 $5.99
Clos Du Bois Chardonnay California 2015 $7.99
Columbia Crest Chardonnay H3 Horse Heaven Hills 2011 $4.99
Columbia Winery Chardonnay Columbia Valley Washington 2012 $9.99
Coppola Chardonnay Gold Label Monterey County 2015 $12.99
Coppola Chardonnay Director's Cut Russian River Valley Sonoma County 2014 $17.99
Coppola Votre Sante Chardonnay California 2012 $9.99
Gia by Coppola Frizzante California Chardonnay 2012 $9.99
Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay Central Coast 2014 $7.99
Cuvaison Chardonnay Carneros Napa Valley 2013 $19.99
Daou Chardonnay Paso Robles 2015 $19.99
Duckhorn Decoy Chardonnay Sonoma County 2015 $16.99
Dumol Chardonnay Isobel Sonoma Coast 2012 $69.99
Estancia Chardonnay Monterey County 2014 $9.99
Eve Chardonnay by Charles Smith Washington State 2014 $9.99
Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley 2016 $59.99
Fess Parker Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2015 $14.99
Franciscan Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014 $13.99
Flora Springs Chardonnay Napa Valley 2015 $14.99
Flora Springs Chardonnay Napa Valley Family Select 2014 $29.99
Frank Family Chardonnay Carneros Napa Valley 2014 $29.99
Frei Brothers Chardonnay Reserve Russian River Valley 2014 $14.99
Geyser Peak Winery Chardonnay California 2014 $9.99
Greystone Cellars Chardonnay California 2013 $7.99
Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey County 2013 must buy 3 or more bottles $9.99
Iron Horse Vineyards Chardonnay Rued Clone Green Valley of Russian River Valley Sonoma County 2011 $9.99

J Lohr Chardonnay Riberstone Arroyo Secco Monterey 2015

$10.99
J Vineyards Estate Grown Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2014 $24.99
Jam Cellars Butter Chardonnay California 2015 $14.95
JCB Chardonnay No 81 by Jean-Charles Boisset Sonoma Coast 2010 $9.99
Joseph Carr Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 $17.99
Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve California 2014 $14.99
Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Vintner California 2015 $11.99
Kenwood Chardonnay Sonoma County 2015 $9.99
La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2015 $16.99
Laetitia Estate Chardonnay Arroyo Grande Valley 2014 $14.99
Lasorda Family Wines Chardonnay Monterey California 2016 $13.95
Landmark Overlook Chardonnay Sonoma County 2014 $19.89
Mannequin Chardonnay by Orin Swift California 2013 96/100 $29.89
Markham Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014 $15.99
Mark West Chardonnay Central Coast 2012 $7.99
Meiomi Chardonnay Santa Barbara, Sonoma & Monterey Counties 2015 90/100 must buy 3 or more bottles $14.99
Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands 2010 1.5 liter $39.99
Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Barbara County 2013 $27.99
Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2013 $17.99
Milestone Chardonnay California 2013 $7.99
Myka Cellars Mitzi's Chardonnay Central Coast 2015 $9.99
Neyers Chardonnay 304 Sonoma County 2015 Temp Out Of Stock $14.99
Nicklaus Private Reserve White Napa Valley 2011 $19.99
Nielson By Byron Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2014 $11.99
Noble Vines Collection 446 Chardonnay Monterey 2015 $9.95
Patz & Hall Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015 $34.99
Pessagno Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2011 Must Buy 3 or More Bottles $9.99
Ramey Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard Russian River Valley 2013 $59.99
Raymond Chardonnay Reserve Collection Napa Valley 2013 $17.99
Red Diamond Chardonnay Washington State 2013 $7.99
Robert Hall Chardonnay Paso Robles 2015 $12.99
Robert Mondavi Chardonnay Napa Valley 2013 $13.99
Robert Mondavi Chardonnay Private Select Central Coast 2015 $6.99
Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards Xhardonnay Chalk Hill Sonoma County 2015 $14.99
Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros 2014 $29.99
Saddle Rock Chardonnay Lodi 2014 $19.99
Sanford Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills 2014 $24.99
Save Me, San Francisco Calling Alll Angels Chardonnay 2012 $7.99
Seven Daughters California 2013 $9.99
Simi Chardonnay Sonoma County 2013 $11.99
Slow Press Chardonnay Monterey County 2013 $8.99
Sofia Chardonnay By Coppola Monterey County 2012 $14.99
Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2015 Must Buy 3 Or More Bottles $19.99
Souverain Chardonnay Sonoma & Napa Counties 2009 $9.99
Stags' Leap Winery Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014 Must Buy 3 Or More Bottles $19.99
Starmont By Merryvale Chardonnay Napa Valley 2011 $16.99
Talbot Kali Hart Chardonnay Monterey California 2015 $14.99
The Arsonist Chardonnay Dunnigan Hills 2015 $17.99
The Calling Chardonnay Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch 2013 Must Buy 3 or More Bottles $19.99
The Federalist Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2014 $14.99
The Monterey Vineyards By Chalone Chardonnay Monterey County 2014 $9.99
The Show Chardonnay California 2012 $9.99
Treana Chardonnay Cetrla Valley 2013 $24.99
Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Morning Fog 2016 $11.99
Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Riva Ranch Arroyo Seco Monterey 2014 $15.99
Unbridled By Wild Horse Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2014 $19.99
Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards Chardonnay Central Coast 2013 $9.99
William Hill Estate Winery Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014 $19.99
William Hill Estate Winery Chardonnay North Coast 2015 $12.99
Windstream Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands Sarmento Vineyard 2011 $19.99
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay California 2013 187ml 4pack $6.99
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay California 2015 1.75 liter $10.99
Woodwork Chardonnay 2013 $9.99
   
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