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
$40
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.
Augusta Winery 2019 Estate Bottled Chardonel
90 points
$8
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple glaze, sweet yellow corn, toasted apple cake, and lemon candies with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish displaying nuances of ginger and banana with a suggestion of oak flavor. A bright and full-bodied Chardonel with big fruity character and easy pairability.
90 points $8 Best Buy
Narmada Winery 2018 Reserve "sur lie" Chardonel
87 points
$29
Straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of juicy pear, flaky apple pastry, lemon spritz, banana soufflé with coconut shavings, and delicate caramel with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish displaying notes of caper berries and a suggestion of oak flavor. A well-executed Chardonel with highly pairable acidity and accessible style.
Mount Pleasant Estates 2019  Chardonel
85 points
$35
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of butter, vanilla bean, and grilled peach with a velvety, lively, dry medium-full body and a graceful, fast finish with accents of coconut, orange zest, Greek yogurt, and bananas foster with moderate oak flavor. A silky mouthfeel and rich flavors combine for an enjoyable Chardonel that can stand on its own.