How to use Chardonnay in a sentence
For intance, having white wine with a steak is perfectly acceptable, especially if you've selected a big, oaky Chardonnay; however, if you are serving a delicately flavored white wine, the steak might overpower it.
True Champagne comes from France and is produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes using the méthode champenoise, a system of fermentation that produces bubbles by introducing a second fermentation in the bottle.
Lobster in a rich sauce calls for a slightly richer Chardonnay to balance the acidity of the sauce.
I love the fight between Tanya and Amber in the player's lounge and I do still chuckle at Kyle and Chardonnay's wedding.
The CHARDONNAY offers refined citrus, peach and pineapple flavors with a gentle creamy, toasty oak finish.Advertisement
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Semillon Chardonnay blends are good, especially with the spicier, peppery salamis.
It is made exclusively from white Chardonnay grapes from the most renowned vineyards of the CÃ´te des Blancs.
Figure 2. The Sortex Niagara color sorter processing Chardonnay grapes at an Australian winery.
The most popular white wine varieties are Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called Fume Blanc) and Chardonnay.Advertisement
Riesling is a light white, while Chardonnay tends to be heavier and Sauvignon Blanc falls somewhere in between.
Most white Champagne is made with Chardonnay which may be blended with other grapes.
If you love Merlot but dislike Chardonnay, then you will probably prefer organic Merlot over organic Chardonnay.
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Kistler is considered one of the premier American Pinots (and of course, Chardonnay).Advertisement
The vineyards grow primarly Chardonnay grapes, as well small amounts of Aligoté and Pinot Blanc.
With some of the finest white Burgundies or Chardonnay wines around the world, Corton-Charlemagne has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in winemaking.
While this rule of thumb can help you select wines to go with certain foods, it doesn't mean you are doing something wrong if you pair a Chardonnay with a steak or a Cabernet Sauvignon with salmon.
One of the most popular white varietals, Chardonnay may be oaked or unoaked.
Made from a combination of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, Champagne works well with almost all foods.Advertisement
The Shafer Chardonnay is indeed terrific.
If you like the Napa Chardonnay's from 2001 - 2003, with Rombauer on the top of my list, then this is a great addition to your cellar.
They have a longer, narrower bowl and smaller mouth than the chardonnay glass and allow the aroma of fruity white wines to fully develop and concentrate at the top of the glass.
Since 1981, the winery has produced quality wines, starting with their 1981 vintage Pinot Noir, and ultimately branching out to include Zinfandel and Chardonnay.
The Argyle Chardonnay is grown on hillside slopes in Oregon's Willamette Valley and fermented with select yeast strains and malo-lactic finish.Advertisement
The Mer Soleil chardonnay is from the Central Coast.
Today, Oregon produces Pinot Noir, Reisling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, sparkling wines and to a lesser extent, other varietals.
Oregon's microclimates in the Wilamette Valley mimic the growing conditions in the Burgundy region quite closely, leading to successful Pinot Noir and Chardonnay harvests.
Because sparkling wine comes mostly from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, Oregon produces just the right grape varieties to make delicious versions.
Chardonnay from Oregon tends to be toasty with notes of pears and vanilla.
The Wilamette Valley is at the heart of Oregon's Pinot Noir and Chardonnay growing industry due to its temperate and wet winters and relatively dry summers.
Champagne makers use the clear juice to make their wines, often blending it with Chardonnay.
A blanc de blancs Champagne contains only Chardonnay grapes, while a blanc de noirs Champagne contains only Pinot Noir grapes.
The region also produces Chablis wines, made from Chardonnay grapes.
The wines contain blends or singular varietals made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
The 2006 Hayman & Hill Santa Lucia Highand is no longer available from wine retailers, who are selling the 2008 Chardonnay and beyond.
With flavors of ripe melon and butterscotch with notes of minerality, the Wine News rated this Chardonnay at 87 points.
If you come across a bottle of this Chardonnay, give it a try to see how it is drinking.
Thanks to the ocean's cooling influence Pinot Noir and Chardonnay do particularly well throughout the entire region.
Australia, for example, is making Chardonnay and Syrah and selling them for less than $5 per bottle!
Little Penguin, Australia's #1 selling Chardonnay right now, is taking this nation by storm.
Bocage also makes a Chardonnay that is similar in that both wines have minimal oak treatment.
This wine is a little harsh and the oak stands out a little more than this taster would like but for the price it's a solid choice and along with Bocage Chardonnay, a perennial dinner guest at my home.
It's an emerging region known for Chardonnay but with special promise for Pinot Noir.
What strikes you first about this delightful chardonnay is its opulence.
Bob Varner of Varner Wines makes Foxglove Chardonnay.
For the price this Chardonnay has more complexity than one expects.
There's a negligible trace of oak in this bright Chardonnay, just enough to consider but not enough to frown upon.
Some believe it's related to Chardonnay, nice try but it's not.
However, what is called Pinot Blanc in Australia may be a misnomer and in fact may be Chardonnay.
To clear the confusion up, some grape geneticists were intrigued enough to investigate and they determined that Pinot Blanc is actually a cousin to Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir rather than Chardonnay.
That family tree notwithstanding, much of Pinot Blanc that is produced is assume to be a lightweight Chardonnay without its complex flavors.
This region is known for its stylish white wines, dominated by Soave but including other varietals such as Pinot Bianco, Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Prosecco, and Chardonnay.
Jean produces consistently good Chardonnay wines, as well as the fabulous flagship red, Cinq Cipages.
The winery makes wonderful Pinot Noir wines, as well as Zinfandel, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Muscat Alexander.
They started with Chardonnay as their first wine but over the years added others to their wine portfolio.
Formed in 1985, the initial wines were Fumé Blanc and Chardonnay, two white wines that have been the mainstay at Murphy-Goode ever since.
This wine is a kind of hybrid French Burgundian and California Chardonnay.
This wine goes well with all of the classic Chardonnay pairings, including recipes that use butter, cream or cheese.
Vintages from 2008 through 2010 were very good in Carneros, with the 2008 being an exceptional vintage for Chardonnay.
Try the Acacia Chardonnay Carneros Sangiacomo Vineyard, 2008 or the Acacia Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2009.
Grapes for this Chardonnay comes from two desert-influenced vineyards that makes life tough for the grape.
Duck Pond's 2003 Chardonnay is lively with fruit and floral aromas and flavors.
There's a very good chance that a 2003 Chardonnay is now well past its prime.
For such affordable prices, you really can't go wrong with any Duck Pond Chardonnay.
The region produces excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
They sold grapes for years to other famous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers until Lynn decided the quality of the fruit was such that he wanted to make his own wine.
Either way, Lynmar is a must for the Pinot and Chardonnay lover on your next stop up in Sonoma County.
Their first vintage--157 cases of 1973 Chardonnay--was sold to Phil Faight of Groezinger's Wine Shop in Yountville.
Now they produce not only Chardonnay, but Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir as well.
Made from 100 percent Chardonnay grapes, this sparkling wine exhibits pineapple, tropical and some lemon-lime notes as well.
These are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines from the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County with its cool and hot maritime climate.
Napa is where Cabernet Sauvignon is king but the royal family also includes Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel.
The region is excellent for Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Rhône blends, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
Stop off at Talley for some lush Chardonnay with personality.
Wine Party Picnic Gift Basket - Ravenswood Duo, includes a bottle of Zinfandel and one of Chardonnay, sun-dried tomato tapenade, merlot cheddar cheese, crackers, summer sausage, $100.
Crane Lake Duet, includes Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, cheese spread, knife, stone ground mustard, salami, dried fruit mix, Ghiradelli chocolates, corkscrew, and more, $40.
Papio Wines, includes Chardonnay, Merlot, crackers, cheese spread, knife, cookies, breadsticks and chocolates, $40.
Covey Run Winery, includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, cheese, knife, biscuits and crackers, $50.
For pork tenderloin or chicken, I might go for a zesty chardonnay with richer oak components so that can play in nicely with the smoke flavors, too.
Meaning, you will never again serve your Chardonnay too cold or your Cabernet Sauvignon too warm.
Tough to dispute its ubiquitous popularity, Chardonnay has big flavors of apples, tropical fruit, citrus, vanilla, butter and a host of textures and styles.
It's best to determine if it's okay to uncork the Chardonnay before committing a misdemeanor.
Banrock Station - Try this well-known Australian wine maker's 3-liter box of 2005 Chardonnay.
Try their 2004 M?con Villages Chardonnay.
Washington Hills - Washington Hills offers 3-liter casks of 2003 Merlot and Chardonnay as well as non-vintage Rainier Red and Rainier White for about $20 per box.
This collection is offered in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay, at around $15 per box.
Chances are slim that someone will come over to the dark red side if you give an expensive Syrah to someone who only drinks Chardonnay.
If they like Chardonnay, give them a Kistler.
Check out Silverado, Chardonnay and Kennedy Park.
A term buttery usually reserved for white wines, especially Chardonnay.
And the valley is not large by other wine regions' standards, still, there are over 40,000 acres of vines planted with Merlot, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Pinot Noir and other lesser varieties.
The historical winery started in 1882 and won the top spot for its Chardonnay against the French in 1976 at the Judgment of Paris.
Winemaker Mike Grgich got famous for his Chardonnay with Chateau Montelena and will enter the Vintners Hall of Fame in March, 2008.
The three main grapes grown in this region to produce Champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Personal Wine - Choose from their Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, sparkling and blush wines for your personalized label.
Melville Cellars - The Chardonnay at Melville Cellars is pleasantly suprising.
This wine and cheese basket includes Geyser Peak Chardonnay along with California crisps crackers, jack cheese spread, almonds and Ghirardelli chocolate.
Some of the many varieties of grapes grown in the area include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Gewurztraminer.
This region is well known for Beaujolais Nouveau, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Jura - Is a small region near Switzerland that primarily grows Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes for use in red wines.
The wines come in a variety of varietals including Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Griggio, just to name a few.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are benchmark varieties in the Yarra.
I was responsible for making sparkling wine, using Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
For table wines, the balancing of fruit sweetness from the warm lower elevations with the crisp acidity from the upper valley is the key to producing high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Winemakers use many different methods for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, however the least intrusive are generally the most effective such as natural, wild fermentations.
Varietals include Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot and Pinot Noir, just to name a few.
White Burgundies are made from mostly Chardonnay grapes.
Champagne-style wines are usually a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Menieur; however, there is a sub-style of Champagne that is known as a Blanc-de-blanc that is made solely from the Chardonnay grape.
White wines including Chardonnay and white Burgundy may be served at "cellar temperature," which is 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Blanc de blanc Champagne is made with Chardonnay grapes, as opposed to the traditional Pinot Noir/Chardonnay blend of regular Champagne.
Try an oaked Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris.
You may receive Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, or less-common Pinot Noir, Syrah, or Viognier.
Root 1 - These Chilean wines come in Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
Chardonnay is a crisp, dry white wine, which often has hints of oak and butter.
Acrobat Pinot Noir is actually one of the more affordable labels produced by King Estate, an Oregon-based winery specializing in Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay.
He started with a vineyard of Chardonnay and soon expanded into growing Pinot Noir grapes.
When Fred partnered with his sisters in 1997, the grape varieties expanded to Pinot Gris and increased the Chardonnay selections.
Tremani started making Pinot Noir in 2002 and have plans to produce Chardonnay in the near future.
Among common white wines, chardonnay has the lowest amount of calories, but most are approximately the same as for red wines.
Many carefully opt for a Chardonnay that doesn't have too many buttery undertones.