Frequent question: Which Chardonnay is best?

What is the best brand of Chardonnay?

Best Chardonnay Brands

  • #1. Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay. …
  • #2. Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay. …
  • #3. J Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay, 2019. …
  • #4. Katherine’s Vineyard, 2018 Cambria Chardonnay. …
  • #5. Kendall Jackson Chardonnay. …
  • #6. Sonoma Coast La Crema Chardonnay. …
  • #7. River Road Chardonnay Sonoma. …
  • #8. Bogle Chardonnay.

How do you pick a good Chardonnay?

Seek out Chardonnay wines that are not aged in oak. Look for tasting descriptors that indicate no oak including lean, mineral, fresh, white flowers, and citrus blossom. Most unoaked Chardonnay should be drunk young, although there are several examples (particularly in Chablis) that will age a decade or more.

Which Chardonnay is buttery?

Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay – Another favorite from a popular wine brand, this Chardonnay has a buttery, creamy texture that melts in your mouth. The butterscotch flavor is balanced by tropical fruit flavors. The wine is aged in American and French Oak barrels.

Why is Chardonnay so popular?

The chardonnay grape itself contributes to the wine’s popularity. Made from green-skinned grapes, Chardonnay is a relatively “low-maintenance” vine that adapts well to a variety of climates, resulting in fairly high yields worldwide. These high yields translate into millions of bottles of ​Chardonnay wines.

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What is the most oaky Chardonnay?

12 Oaked Chardonnays That Defy Expectations

  • Clendenen Family 2016 Le Bon Climat Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley); $50, 94 points. …
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  • Vasse Felix 2018 Chardonnay (Margaret River); $39, 94 points. …
  • Anaba 2017 WestLands Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast); $58, 92 points.

Should Chardonnay be chilled?

Keeping white wine, rosé wine, and sparkling wine chilled punctuates their delicate aromas, crisp flavors, and acidity. Fuller-bodied whites like oaked Chardonnay are best when served between 50-60 degrees, which brings out their rich textures. Dessert wines also are great in this temperature range.

Is Chardonnay good for beginners?

Sweetness ranges from dry reds and whites like Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay to very sweet dessert wines such as Port. For many beginners, off-dry wines such as Moscato d’Asti and Pinot Noir are a great entree into wines.

Is Ramey Chardonnay buttery?

Rich and balanced Chardonnay, with classic roasty oak and butter tinges. It has excellent acidity, which balances the more intense characteristics. The structure of this wine is beautiful and gives respect to this style of grape.

Is buttery Chardonnay sweet or dry?

Put simply, Chardonnay is typically produced as a dry white wine, as opposed to sweet, and is often medium- to full-bodied.