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.


Raimat Vina 27 Chardonnay 2007
D.O., Spain
September 27, 2008
Best Value White

LCBO: 954982  Check Stock

Cave Spring Cellars Musqué Chardonnay 2009
V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula. Ontario, Canada
December 10, 2011
Best Value White Wine

LCBO: 246579  Check Stock

Penfolds Chardonnay 2008
Thomas Hyland, Australia
March 28, 2011

LCBO: 611228  Check Stock
SAQ: 611228  Check Stock

Santa Vitória Versátil Branco Btld. By Herdade Da Malhada Chardonnay Arinto 2008
Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal
February 6, 2010
Best Value White Wine

LCBO: 146142  Check Stock

Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley TIC TOK Chardonnay 2009
Mudgee Pemberton, Australia
June 22, 2012

LCBO: 187104  Check 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.