Chardonnay

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...
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).
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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: The subtle sweetness of honeysuckle greets the nose, as do aromas of candied lemon, lychee, and beeswax. The crisp, full, and lush palate saturates the taste buds with white-peach,...
Tasting notes: Intense and creamy, the Pierre Morey 2006 Meursault Perrières Premier Cru is a gorgeous wine that shows sweet oak, racy fruit, almonds, and spice, and glides slowly on a lingering...
Tasting notes: The decipherable flavors in Diatom’s 2006 Chardonnay Clos Pepe are first lively lemon peel and key lime, then delicate brine, sweet sage, and a long, linear finish of calcium...
Tasting notes: This silky, intense Corton Charlemagne from the stupendous 2005 vintage shows pure, amazing chardonnay fruit laced with deep notes of oak and minerals. Incredibly rich and complex, its...
Tasting notes: A dazzling composition of crisp apple and sweet pear mingled with a mouthwatering crème brûlée. Lively acidity shows, with a long, layered finish. Worth knowing: Sir Peter Michael and...
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...
Tasting notes: Clean, crisp, precise, and unbelievably elegant, with soft notes of lemon and piquant brine and minerality. Worth knowing: Founded in 1914 by Eugène-Aimé Salon, Salon is among the...
Tasting notes: Judiciously controlled oak and nervy acidity in the fruit creates a pure, racy style in the best burgundian fashion. Worth knowing: Hamilton Russell is a burgundian specialist whose...
Tasting notes: An exercise in subtlety, with lovely ripeness, firm acidity, great length, and rich floral notes. Worth knowing: Vines older than 50 years give complex minerality to the wines of...