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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a fairly neutral wine, meaning it comes in a wide range of styles and will respond well to the terroir in which it is grown and also to the intentions of the winemaker. The flavors that chardonnay typically produces range from crisp apples and minerals, all the way to the other side of the spectrum where chardonnay can produce a full and rich wine flavored like butterscotch and vanilla. The best examples of Chardonnay are very well balanced, meaning they have some oak influence which provides good support to the fruit and mineral flavors.

One comment we hear often from consumers is the dreaded: “I don’t like chardonnay.” That comment is based on their own personal tasting experiences, but they are likely talking about the heavily wooded style of Chardonnay that has been popular in California for some time. If the same taster had to taste a crisp and subtle Chardonnay from the Burgundy region, they would probably really enjoy it and not realize they were tasting Chardonnay.

The home of Chardonnay is in the Burgundy region of France, which produces some of the finest examples of Chardonnay which are sought after by collectors across the world. Chardonnay is a good traveler, meaning it has found new homes in California and Australia, and many other places. It was introduced to South Africa fairly recently, in the 1970’s, and South Africa now produces many fine examples. To shine, Chardonnay prefers cooler climates and limestone soils, which is what Burgundy has, and what Chardonnay purists all over the world look for.

Chardonnay is food friendly and depending on the style of Chardonnay can pair well with many different seafood and poultry dishes. A richer style Chardonnay can pair well with turkey with gravy and stuffing.



Buy your favorite Chardonnay Wines below. Click on the Name for Details
Label
Name Price Purchase
Alpha Domus 'First Solo' Chardonnay 2011
Alpha Domus 'First Solo' Chardonnay 2011 lightly oaked and simply delicious
$14.99  
Bayten Chardonnay 2013 ***
Bayten Chardonnay 2013 from Buitenverwachting - bright & lifted with well managed oak adding a light creaminess to the wine's texture
$17.99  
Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2012 ***
Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2012 A crowd pleasing style - Wine Spectator 88 pts
$14.99  
Bouchard Finlayson 'Crocodile's Lair' Chardonnay 2013
Bouchard Finlayson 'Crocodile's Lair' Chardonnay 2013
$21.99  
Casarena 505 Chardonnay 2012
88 pts Stephen Tanzer - Varietally accurate, nicely intense and cleanly made, and excellent value for its price.
$12.99  
Casarena Chardonnay 2012
88 pts Stephen Tanzer’s IWC (ST)- Supple and sweet, with a firm edge of acidity giving shape to the tropical fruit flavors.
$16.99  
Casas Del Bosque Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2012
90 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (JR) Casas Del Bosque Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2012
$16.99  
Casas del Bosque Reserva Chardonnay 2012
89 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (JR)
$12.99  
Concha y Toro 'Amelia' Chardonnay 2011
Concha y Toro 'Amelia' Chardonnay 2011 90 pts Wine Advocate
$29.99  
Cono Sur 'Bicycle' Chardonnay 2011
Cono Sur 'Bicycle' Chardonnay 2011
$8.99  
Cono Sur Organic Chardonnay 2012
Cono Sur Organic Chardonnay 2012
$10.99  
Craggy Range 'Kidnappers Vineyard' Chardonnay 2012
Craggy Range 'Kidnappers Vineyard' Chardonnay 2012 drinks like Chablis
$16.99  
Dalrymple Chardonnay 2011 ***
Dalrymple Chardonnay 2011 a cool climate Chardonnay at its finest - from Tasmania
$34.99  
De Wetshof 'Bon Vallon' Chardonnay 2013 ***
De Wetshof 'Bon Vallon' Chardonnay 2013 90 pts Wine Spectator - Smart Buys
$16.99  
Dry River Chardonnay 2008
Dry River Chardonnay 2008 - Last Bottle
$47.99  
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2011
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2011
$19.99  
Eldridge Estate 'North Patch' Chardonnay 2010
Eldridge Estate 'North Patch' Chardonnay 2010 single vineyard offering that drinks like top shelf white Burgundy
$44.99  
Fabre Montmayou Reserva Chardonnay 2010
Fabre Montmayou Reserva Chardonnay 2010
$8.99  
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2012
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2012
$9.99  
Fowles Wine Are you Game? Chardonnay 2011 ***
Are you Game? Chardonnay 2011 great 6 bottle deal - 89 pts Wine Spectator
$13.99  
Giant Steps 'Arthurs Creek Vineyard' Chardonnay 2011
Giant Steps 'Arthurs Creek Vineyard' Chardonnay 2011 impressive - out of the Yarra Valley
$36.99  
Glen Carlou 'Quartz Stone' Chardonnay 2012
Glen Carlou 'Quartz Stone' Chardonnay 2012 interesting style playing rich oak off against a citric cut
$21.99  
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2012
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2012 another solid value
$13.99  
Glenelly Chardonnay 2010
Glenelly 'The Glass Collection' Chardonnay 2010
$17.99  
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2013 ***
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2013 a another beauty... 93 pts Wine Spectator
$26.99  
Heggies Chardonnay 2011
Heggies Chardonnay 2011
$18.99  
Henschke 'Croft' Chardonnay 2010
Henschke 'Croft' Chardonnay 2010 lovely cool climate Chardonnay that is built to age
$39.99  
Henschke 'Croft' Chardonnay 2012
Henschke 'Croft' Chardonnay 2012 stunningly good
$39.99  
Hill Smith Chardonnay 2010
Hill Smith Chardonnay 2010 out of South Australia's cool climate Eden Valley
$11.99  
Kooyong Clonale Chardonnay 2010
Kooyong Clonale Chardonnay 2010
$27.99  
Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 2009
Leeuwin 'Art Series' Chardonnay 2009 extremely limited
$69.99  
MAN Vintners Chardonnay 2011
MAN Vintners Chardonnay 2011 excellent value...
$7.99  
Matetic 'Corralillo' Chardonnay 2012
Matetic 'Corralillo' Chardonnay 2012
$14.99  
Meerlust Chardonnay 2010
Meerlust Chardonnay 2010 92 pts Wine Advocate
$19.99  
Moss Wood Chardonnay 2010
Moss Wood Chardonnay 2010 extremely limited
$53.99  
Neil Ellis Elgin Chardonnay 2011 ***
Neil Ellis Elgin Chardonnay 2011 lovely cool climate Chardonnay - 90 pts Wine Spectator
$14.99  
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2011
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2011
$16.99  
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2012
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2012
$16.99  
Nugan Estate 'SV Drover's Hut' Chardonnay 2012
90 pts Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Picks up a stony, almost Chablis-like hint of minerality on the finish, which lingers with very good tenacity and focus.
$16.99  
Nugan Estate 'Vision' Chardonnay 2009
Nugan Estate 'Vision' Chardonnay 2009 - LAST 4 BTLS - 89 pts Tanzer
$6.99  
Nugan Estate 3rd Generation Chardonnay 2012
Nugan State 3rd Generation Chardonnay 2012
$9.99  
Nugan Estate KV Frascas Lane Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
90 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (JR) - Rich and fleshy but there's surprising energy to the orchard fruit and candied citrus flavors.
$9.99  
Penfolds Yattarna 'Bin 144' Chardonnay 2008
Penfolds Yattarna 'Bin 144' Chardonnay 2008
$61.99  
Robert Oatley Margaret River Chardonnay 2012 ***
Robert Oatley Margaret River Chardonnay 2012 90 pts Wine Spectator - Smart Buys
$14.99  
Robertson Chardonnay 2012
Robertson Winery Chardonnay 2012 nice value
$9.99  
Rustenberg 'Five Soldiers' Chardonnay 2011
Rustenberg 'Five Soldiers' Chardonnay 2011 2013 South Africa Top 100 Wines
$46.99  
Rustenberg Chardonnay 2012
Rustenberg Chardonnay 2012
$19.99  
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2011
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2011
$18.99  
Stone Dwellers Chardonnay 2011
Stone Dwellers Chardonnay 2011 91 pts Wine Spectator
$18.99  
Tokara Chardonnay 2012
Tokara Chardonnay 2012 91 pts Wine Advocate - Lovely...
$17.99  
Vasse Felix 'Heytesbury' Chardonnay 2011
Vasse Felix 'Heytesbury' Chardonnay 2011 Exceptional....
$51.99  
Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2011
Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2011 91 pts Tanzer
$21.99  
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2012
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2012
$51.99  
Vrede en Lust 'Marguerite' Chardonnay 2011
Vrede en Lust 'Marguerite' Chardonnay 2011
$19.99  
Zolo Unoaked Chardonnay 2011
Zolo Unoaked Chardonnay 2011
$9.99  

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24 bottles or more - 7%
36 bottles or more - 8%
48 bottles or more - 9%
60 bottles or more - 10%

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