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.

 

Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley Tic Tok Chardonnay 2008
Mudgee, Pemberton, Australia
Lovely green apple and butterscotch notes yet bright and lively with mouth-watering acidity. Finishes clean. Yum! Chardonnay food pairings: fish, shellfish, chicken, lighter meats. Alcohol: 12.8%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2013  Price: $14.95 Score: 89/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed October 4, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 187104  Check Stock
BC: 118398  Check Stock
 

Jackson-Triggs Silver Series Chardonnay 2010
Vqa, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Lovely aromas of butterscotch and peach on the nose. Full-bodied and generous on the palate with layers of ripe tree and tropical fruit and a comforting vanilla-smoke finish. Chardonnay food pairings: stone crab, ginger baked salmon, grilled scallops or shrimp, mushroom risotto, veal chops, and pork tenderloin. Pastas in rich cream sauces and aged cheeses are also great matches.. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2016  Charming Grilled Chicken Wine  Price: $19.95 Score: 89/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed June 22, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 593996  Check Stock
 

Cave Spring Estate Bottled Cave Spring Vineyard Chardonnay Musqué 2012
Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Vibrant Asian pear and white pear with an attractive musky back note. Medium-bodied with balanced acidity. Great food wine. Chardonnay Musqué food pairings: sweet-and-sour pork, grilled fish. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2018  Plush Pork Wine  Best Value White Wine  Price: $15.95 Score: 88/100

This Chardonnay Musqué was reviewed March 15, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 246579  2475 in stock
 

Famiglia Bianchi Chardonnay 2011
Mendoza, Argentina
Lovely especially for the price. Rich and round with green apple aromas and a toasty richness. Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015  Best Value White Wine  Price: $14.95 Score: 88/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed April 14, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 1461  Check Stock
 

Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Estate Chardonnay 2012
V.Q.A. Short Hills Bench, Ontario, Canada
This full-bodied white wine very balanced and well-rounded without being heavy. Lovely green apple notes with some toasted hazelnut on the finish from the barrel fermentation and aging. There's fresh baked broad sprinkled with some cinnamon notes on the finish. Lovely! Chardonnay food pairings: grilled salmon, crab and lobster, wild fowl or turkey, dishes with cream sauces or mild herb flavours, brie-type cheese. Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016  Charming Grilled Chicken Wine  Price: $19.95 Score: 90/100

This Chardonnay was reviewed March 15, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 268342  1500 in 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.