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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
Barista Chardonnay 2013
Barista Chardonnay 2013 Fun & easy - Platter South African Wine Guide
$15.99  
Bayten Chardonnay 2014 ***
Bayten Chardonnay 2014 solid effort, with great reviews
$17.99  
Bouchard Finlayson 'Crocodile's Lair' Chardonnay 2013 ***
Bouchard Finlayson 'Crocodile's Lair' Chardonnay 2013 90 pts Wine Advocate
$21.99  
C'est Bon 'Reserve Selection' Chardonnay 2013
C'est Bon 'Reserve Selection' Chardonnay 2013 from Oakville, Napa Valley
$34.99  
Carrick Chardonnay 2011
Carrick Chardonnay 2011 out of Bannockburn, Central Otago
$24.99  
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 2013
91 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (JR) Deftly combines power and energy and finishes very long, with resonating mineral and floral notes.
$16.99  
Casas del Bosque Reserva Chardonnay 2012
89 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (JR)
$12.99  
Chamonix Chardonnay 2014 ***
Chamonix Chardonnay 2014 Outstanding- the only thing better is its big brother
$28.99  
Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2014 ***
Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2014 could be South Africa's finest Chardonnay to date - a block buster
$54.99  
Clara Benegas Chardonnay 2014
Clara Benegas Chardonnay 2014 impressive un-oaked Chardonnay from Bodega Benegas
$9.99  
Cono Sur Bicicleta Chardonnay 2013
Cono Sur Bicicleta Chardonnay 2013
$8.99  
Cono Sur Organic Chardonnay 2012
Cono Sur Organic Chardonnay 2012 - LAST 2 BTLS
$9.99  
Creation Chardonnay 2012
Creation Chardonnay 2012
$19.99  
Dalrymple Chardonnay 2011 ***
Dalrymple Chardonnay 2011 a cool climate Chardonnay at its finest - from Tasmania
$34.99  
De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2015 ***
De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2015 an impressive full flavored, unwooded Chardonnay out of South Africa's Robertson region
$14.99  
Delheim Unwooded Chardonnay 2013
Delheim Unwooded Chardonnay 2013 nice lemon-lime lift with good fruit purity
$15.99  
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2011
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2011 90 pts Wine Spectator
$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  
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2013
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2013 impressive for the money
$9.99  
Glenelly Chardonnay 2010
Glenelly 'The Glass Collection' Chardonnay 2010
$11.99  
Greywacke Chardonnay 2012
Greywacke Chardonnay 2012 just lovely...
$26.99  
Heggies Chardonnay 2011
Heggies Chardonnay 2011
$18.99  
Henry's Drive 'H' Chardonnay 2014
Henry's Drive 'H' Chardonnay 2014 lovely stuff
$21.99  
Indaba Chardonnay 2014
Indaba Chardonnay 2014
$8.99  
Kleine Zalze 'Vineyard Selection' Chardonnay 2013
Kleine Zalze 'Vineyard Selection' Chardonnay 2013
$14.99  
Kumeu River 'Coddington' Chardonnay 2011
Kumeu River 'Coddington' Chardonnay 2011
$37.99  
Kumeu River 'Hunting Hill' Chardonnay 2012
Kumeu River 'Hunting Hill' Chardonnay 2012 - outstanding...
$42.99  
Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2014
Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2014
$19.99  
MAN Family Wines 'Padstal' Chardonnay 2014
MAN Family Wines 'Padstal' Chardonnay 2014 nice value for the money
$8.99  
Matetic 'Corralillo' Chardonnay 2012
Matetic 'Corralillo' Chardonnay 2012 buttery with roasted nuts on the finish
$14.99  
Matetic EQ Chardonnay 2010
Matetic EQ Chardonnay 2010 solid
$19.99  
Meerlust Chardonnay 2011
Meerlust Chardonnay 2011
$19.99  
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2011
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2011
$9.99  
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 3rd Generation Chardonnay 2012
Nugan State 3rd Generation Chardonnay 2012
$9.99  
Nugan Estate KV Frascas Lane Vineyard Chardonnay 2013
90 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Shows very good energy, lift and clarity on the finish, which clings with real tenacity and resonating spiciness.
$19.99  
Robert Oatley Margaret River Chardonnay 2013
Robert Oatley Margaret River Chardonnay 2013 Signature Series - another great value
$15.99  
Robertson Chardonnay 2013
Robertson Winery Chardonnay 2013 lightly oaked with a touch of vanilla to the lemon/lime fruit
$9.99  
Rustenberg 'Five Soldiers' Chardonnay 2012
Rustenberg 'Five Soldiers' Chardonnay 2012 a lovely Chardonnay - 93 pts Wine Advocate
$46.99  
Sterhuis Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2013
Sterhuis Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2013 lightly honeyed peach flavors with a touch of butterscotch backed with nice acidity
$19.99  
Stone Dwellers Chardonnay 2011
Stone Dwellers Chardonnay 2011 91 pts Wine Spectator
$11.99  
Vasse Felix 'Filius' Chardonnay 2014
Vasse Felix 'Filius' Chardonnay 2014 92 pts Wine Spectator
$21.99  
Vasse Felix 'Heytesbury' Chardonnay 2011
Vasse Felix 'Heytesbury' Chardonnay 2011 Exceptional....
$51.99  
Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2013
Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2013 one of the few New World Chardonnay that leans toward a white Burgundy in style
$37.99  
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2014
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2014
$53.99  
Zolo Unoaked Chardonnay 2014
Zolo Torrontes 2014 good depth and fruit intensity makes this a solid value
$9.99  

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