from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of grape used to make white wine, including champagne and white Burgundy.
- n. A dry white table wine made from this grape.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A green-skinned grape variety used to make a white wine.
- n. A variety of wine made from this grape.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a white wine grape.
- n. dry white Chablis-type table wine made from Chardonnay grapes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. dry white table wine resembling Chablis but made from Chardonnay grapes
- n. white wine grape
I think these work great: Dry/Off-dry Riesling, Pinot Gris, Austrian Gruner Veltliner, Albarino/Alvarinho, Sauvignon Blanc (for the sushi with more greens in them), white Burgundy, crisp Burgundian style Chardonnay from the US, and crisp white blends.
Finally, the point raised by Greg about Napa Valley Chardonnay is way off base because it somehow assumes, as the WSJ pair do, that there is some monolithic place/style of wine.
Chardonnay is probably the most popular of the white wines.
Montelena Chardonnay from the Napa Valley recently and I was lucky enough to get a taste of a recent bottling of the wine that made history at the Judgment of Paris.
Chardonnay is the most-planted white grape on Long Island, covering around 30% of local vineyard land.
The Chardonnay is $15, and the Merlot is $18, plus tax and the cost of shipping.
Not all California Chardonnay is bad … just most of it.
Michelle over at My Wine Education found a fun way to take the "naked" theme even further, picking up a bottle of 2004 Trevor Jones Virgin Chardonnay from Australia.
So, if you're looking for a cheeky wine with flavor for the right price ($10) Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay is it!
Another excellent example of an unoaked Chardonnay is offered by Peconic Bay Winery.