About Chardonel White Wine

About Chardonel White Wine
Chardonel is a white hybrid variety, a cross between Chardonnay and Seyval, another hybrid. As the grape has excellent resistance to winter frosts, it is planted in cold climate wine territories, such as New York State and Missouri as well as Virginia.

Top Picks for Chardonel

Wild Sun Winery 2019 Crying Stone Cuvée Blanc Réserve Missouri
92 points
Yellow straw color. Aromas of golden apples, seven layer bar, and apricot with a velvety, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length wet stone and dandelion finish with light oak flavor. A rich and grown-up Chardonel with a flinty nuance that gives it a great sense of minerality; pair with upscale hors d’ouevres.
Narmada Winery 2017 sur lie Reserve Chardonel
86 points
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of vanilla pudding and frosted cinnamon rolls with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, cheery graham cracker and apple tart finish with light oak flavor. A tasty Chardonel with toasty, oaky charm.
Augusta Winery 2018 Estate Bottled Chardonel
85 points
Straw color. Aromas of ripe pear, white peach, graham cracker, honeydew melon, and orange blossom with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a smooth, carefree lemon spritz and apple custard finish. A zingy Chardonel to liven up a meal.
85 points $7.99
Hermannhof 2017 Little Mountain Vineyard Chardonel
82 points
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of golden apple, honey, and yellow tomato with a slightly chewy, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, short finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rustic and chewy Chardonel for the table.
82 points $24.99