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.

 

E. & J. Gallo Winery Laguna Vineyard Chardonnay 2005
California, United States
A lusciously rich and concentrated Chardonnay with green apple, butter and vanilla notes. Round and warm. Chardonnay food pairings: cream sauces, corn dishes, lobster in butter, chicken, seafood risotto. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2008‐2012  Price: $14.50 Score: 90/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed November 22, 2008 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 544981  Check Stock
 

Alamos Chardonnay 2008
Mendoza, Argentina
A very well-balanced and tasty Chardonnay with classic notes of green apples and butter. Full-bodied with a great texture. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $13.95 Score: 87/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed February 20, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 801571  908 in stock
SAQ: 467969  Check Stock
 

Sol De Andes Reserva Chardonnay 2009
Casablanca Valley, Chile
Great price for this oaky, full-bodied chardonnay. Mouth-watering flavours of green apple fruit. Chardonnay food pairings: planked salmon and a peach salsa. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015  Best Value White Wine  Price: $14.95 Score: 87/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed August 18, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 254334  Check Stock
 

Doña Paula Los Cardos Chardonnay 2011
Mendoza, Argentina
Rich, round and buttery but not heavy. Lovely notes of green apple and fresh peach with a nice dose of toasty oak. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2013  Price: $14.30 Score: 88/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed July 6, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 633610  Check Stock
 

Maycas Del Limarí Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2009
Limarí Valley, Chile
Aged a year in oak, this full-bodied white offers notes of baked bread and green apple. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015  Charming Grilled Chicken Wine  Price: $19.95 Score: 87/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed July 20, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 162040  Check Stock
BC: 673160  Check Stock
SAQ: 11464353  Check Stock
 


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Chardonnay

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.