Best Chardonnay Wine

This popular and versatile grape thrives in many different climates so the wine is produced in many parts of the world.

The wine can be soft and subtle or rich, buttery and full-bodied. In warmer regions, aromas can include ripe pears, melon and pineapple. It adapts well to oak, which adds scents of vanilla, butter, cedar, smoke and spice. However, the wine is sometimes criticized for having too much oak and alcohol.

In cooler regions, and especially with unoaked styles, the wine is more lean and acidic and offers notes of green apples, lemon and lime. In Burgundy, chardonnay makes some of the world's finest whites, referred to by their regions, such as Meursault, Chablis and Pouilly-Fuissé.

My reviews of these Chardonnay white wines are updated weekly. These Chardonnay white wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Chardonnay wine at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Chardonnay in my wine matcher. This is just a small set of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.

 

Beringer Founders' Estate Chardonnay 2006
California, Usa
A full-bodied, round, generous chardonnay, with luscious buttery, oaky, ripe pear aromas. Beringer Founders' Estate Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, corn dishes, pasta, salad, grilled seafood, lobster in butter. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $18.80 Score: 88/100

This Beringer Founders' Estate Chardonnay was reviewed April 22, 2008 by Natalie MacLean

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Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay 2010
South Australia, Australia
A buttery, tasty Chardonnay with generous layers of peach and toasty oak. Full-bodied with a refreshing green apple finish. Yellow Label Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, corn on the cob. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2013  Price: $14.95 Score: 87/100

This Yellow Label Chardonnay was reviewed May 8, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

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BC: 226860  2638 in stock
SAQ: 226860  23 in stock
 

Inniskillin Wines Winemaker's Series Three Vineyards Chardonnay 2007
V.Q.A. Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Vintages Wine Panel: This flavorful, full-blown Chardonnay is a tasty sign of things to come from Ontario’s spectacular 2007 vintage. Toasty, buttery sweet apple flavors are accented by vanilla and toffee, all artfully integrated. Creamy-textured, refined and balanced with bright fruit and a well-measured use of oak, this long-finishing wine should evolve well with 2-3 years bottle age. My note: Zesty top notes of lime and grapefruit on the nose are followed by an extra lively acidity on the palate. Terrific zesty flavors of green apples and lemon peel with some white field flowers in the background. Closed with a screwcap. Chardonnay food pairings: smoked salmon, chicken with creamy sauces, roasted turkey, matzo ball soup, crab cakes with spicy tartar sauce. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2009‐2012  Price: $17.95 Score: 92/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed January 31, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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Cookoothama Chardonnay 2006
Darlighton Point, Australia
A round, warm Chardonnay with ripe apples, butter, vanilla and melon. Closed with a screwcap. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, corn. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $13.95 Score: 87/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed October 7, 2008 by Natalie MacLean

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Folie À Deux Chardonnay 2011
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States
A full-bodied luscious chardonnay that offers enticing aromas of fleshy peach and just enough toasty oak and butterscotch. Very accessible and downright delicious. Where's my roast chicken? Chardonnay food pairings: mild cheese, grilled seafood dishes. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016  Enchanting Feta Cheese Wine  Price: $19.95 Score: 90/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed November 23, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 146951  555 in stock
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Chardonnay will pair well with rich dishes such as lobster in butter sauce, beef bourguignonne, breads, cheese, poultry, egg dishes, Asian dishes with black bean sauces, and recipes that have a cream base.