Chardonnay

Over the past 10 years, pét-nats—those sometimes funky cousins of Champagne—have become a phenomenon on the wine scene. Unfiltered and cloudy, uninhibited and unpredictable, and bottled under a crown...
Discover small‑production wines that whisper to connoisseurs and collectors. When people think of Sonoma wine, Pinot Noir comes first to mind, but the diversity of terroir makes the region suitable...
Here are the top 20 fine wines for 2016 , according to master sommelier Ian Cauble . (In addition to starring in the documentary films Somm and Somm: Into the Bottle , Cauble is a cofounder of the e-...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here are the best international white wines for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Only wines released or made available for prerelease...
When the renowned sommelier Rajat Parr and winemaker Sashi Moorman joined forces with a former owner of Screaming Eagle, Charles Banks, something truly exceptional was born. Derived from one of the...
Ceritas is one of the most highly allocated wineries in California. With roughly 2,000 cases produced each year, supply can never meet demand, which results in a long waiting list to receive a tiny...
The first American winemaker and vineyard manager of a Burgundian estate, Ted Lemon was at the helm of Domaine Guy Roulot in Meursault before he returned to the United States in 1984. Nine years...
Each year, Coche-Dury’s Corton-Charlemagne is among the most expensive and coveted white wines in the world, with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Montrachet Grand Cru often coming in a close second...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report Collection as “ Going Native ” When Kelli A. White arrived in Napa Valley in 2010, fresh from a stint at Veritas restaurant in New York City...
Originally published in the November/December issue of Host’s Guide as “ Whites & Rosés ” Richard G. Peterson 2005 Brut Rosé An American innovator, inventor, and icon of the wine industry since...
Napa Valley Vintner Jayson Pahlmeyer has released three exceptional wines from two of California's best recent vintages: the iconic Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay, the opulent Pahlmeyer Sonoma...
The 2013 announcement that Charles Banks, a onetime co-owner of Napa Valley’s Screaming Eagle, had purchased Mayacamas Vineyards ( mayacamas.com ) raised innumerable eyebrows among the cognoscenti...
Reuling Vineyard, a Sonoma Coast-based producer of ultra-premium wines, announced today the first release of its highly anticipated Reuling Vineyard Chardonnay (SRP $70).
In the early 1970s, when Denis Horgan acquired Leeuwin Estate, now one of Australia’s most important viticultural properties, there was not a vine in sight: It was a cattle ranch. Working with...
From the ages of ancient Sumeria and classical Greece to the present day, human beings have treated wine as everything from a religious totem to an art form. The mystic and romantic connotations we...
Schramsberg was founded in 1862 by a tenacious German immigrant named Jacob Schram, who planted vineyards in the Napa Valley town of Calistoga. By the 1880s, he had built a winery, which Robert Louis...
Though white wines of epic grace and beauty come from such regions as Alsace, the Rhône, Austria, Germany, California, and Oregon, nowhere does the Chardonnay grape develop the combination of...
Though few acknowledge the fact, California vintners’ reputations tend to rest on their reds, which is perhaps why Sir Peter Michael, who has made a career of taking on challenges, launched his label...
In 1999, epicures Weezie and Launny Steffens succumbed to the disease that strikes so many visitors to Napa Valley: They were bitten by the winemaking bug. The difference between the Steffens and...
Moulin de Vaudon, the idyllic property on which Joseph Drouhin’s winery in Chablis is located, is home to a converted18th-century mill. Here, Chardonnay grapes from the Drouhin family’s nearby...
Founded in 1729 in Reims, Ruinart is the oldest producer of Champagne. This wine is crafted entirely from Chardonnay and is redolent of raspberry and wild strawberry; flavors of lemon cream pie drive...
A fine architect of crisp whites from Chablis, William Fèvre delivers in this multifaceted 2007 Les Clos delicious flavors of pear, flint, and saddle leather.
This white is one of the great wines of Chassagne-Montrachet. This vintage was the first in which the Drouhin family added the name of the Morgeot vineyard to the label. The wine saturates the palate...
Domaine Leflaive is known to bottle some of the richest, most enchanting, most complex whites in all of Burgundy. This pure Chardonnay has aromas of melted butter, honeysuckle, and lemon zest. On the...
Bouchard has some of the best vineyard holdings in all of Burgundy, but the microplot called La Cabotte may be the n é gociant' s very best. This wine has notes of lily flowers, ripe lush peach, and...
This unparalleled Chardonnay—a favorite from the Santa Rita Hills appellation, near Lompoc—exhibits so many complex qualities, yet its tropical-fruit aromas and deep flavors of grapefruit, lemon zest...
Jason Kesner has been involved in the wine business for over 15 years, and this rich, buttery Chardonnay literally represents the fruit of his experience. The gorgeously structured 2007 vintage...
Mark Aubert has made wine for such illustrious producers as Peter Michael, Colgin Cellars, and Bryant Family Vineyards. If these names do not provide sufficient indication of the caliber of his...
Tasting notes: Delivers layers of creamy flavor—vanilla, hazelnut, and buttery brioche—that dissolve gradually to a precisely focused finish punctuated by pinpoint bubbles. Worth knowing: Struck by...
Tasting notes: Magnificent misty gold color with a satin texture: pear, apricot, white peach layer atop a creamy custard that dissolves on the long finish to a bright pinpoint of acidity. Worth...

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