About Chardonnay White Wine

About Chardonnay White Wine
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

Top Picks for Chardonnay

Jarvis 2019 Finch Hollow Chardonnay
96 points
A wood-driven, luxurious Chardonnay sipper that comes alive with aeration; decant or cellar.
Awards: 2021 Best Chardonnay
Wakefield 2022 Promised Land Chardonnay
95 points
Best Buy
A New World under study well-suited to fill in for Village level white Bourgogne.
Awards: '2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under' Best Value Australian Chardonnay 2022 Best Chardonnay
95 points $13 Best Buy
Jarvis 2019 Unfiltered Finch Hollow Chardonnay
95 points
A silky, dreamy Napa Chardonnay with great ageability; seriously structured, expertly vinted and highest quality.
Jarvis 2020 Unfiltered Finch Hollow Chardonnay
94 points
A very, very good Chardonnay here. Oaky but with the quality of fruit sufficient to balance and improve with age.
Mer et Soleil 2019  Chardonnay
94 points
Complexity abounds in this satisfying and long finishing Chardonnay.
94 points $20.95
Château Montelena 2018  Chardonnay
94 points
A Chardonnay that delivers on freshness and richness
94 points $44.95
Lloyd Cellars 2019  Chardonnay
94 points
A wonderfully rich, creamy and comforting Chardonnay to cozy up with.
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2018 Bernau Block Chardonnay
94 points
A vivacious, summer-ready Chardonnay with balance, zip, and complexity.
Jarvis 2019 Estate Chardonnay
94 points
A deliciously concentrated and vibrant Chardonnay that delivers.
Natural Selection NV Dangerously Good Chardonnay
93 points
Best Buy
An elegant white wine with subtle notes of apple and orange blossom that crests in to a long pleasant finish.
93 points $9 Best Buy