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Top Rated Chardonnay

Chardonnay grapes

Fruity and easy to drink, Chardonnays can be paired with just about any dish involving eggs, fish or fowl. This popular white wine generally comes in two styles: showing either a steely, fruitlike and crisp character or barrel-fermented, rounder and buttery flavors.

Read on for a list of the best Chardonnays we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Bouchard Pere & Fils
2007 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Burgundy, France
16.5/20

$141

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Chateau Montelena
2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
16/20

$50

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Staglin Family Vineyard
2010 Estate Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
16/20

$75

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Chappellet
2009 Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20

$32

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Domaine Caillot
2007 Meursault Les Tessons
Burgundy, France
15.5/20

$52

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Domaine J. M. Boillot
2010 Puligny-Montrachet, Les Referts Premier Cru
Burgundy, France
15.5/20

$63

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Dutton-Goldfield
2011 Dutton Ranch Rued Vineyard Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, CA
15.5/20

$50

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Iron Horse Vineyards
2010 Rued Clone Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, CA
15.5/20

$48

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La Fenetre
2007 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay
Santa Maria Valley, CA
15.5/20

$38

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Signorello Estate
2011 Hope's Cuvée Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20

$70

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Beringer
2007 Private Reserve Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
15/20

$35

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Le Clos Jordanne
2006 Village Reserve Chardonnay
Niagara Peninsula, Canada
15/20

$30

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Domaine Pierre Matrot
2007 Meursault-Perrieres Premier Cru
Meursault-Perrieres, France
15/20
$62

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Donelan
2011 Nancie Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, CA
15/20

$45

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La Follette
2008 Sangiacamo Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, CA
15/20

$30

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Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
2009 Chardonnay, Westside Farms
Russian River Valley, CA
15/20

$38

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Iron Horse Vineyards
2008 Native Yeast Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, CA
15/20

$46

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J Vineyards
2008 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, CA
15/20

$28

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Macrostie
2011 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, CA
15/20

$44

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Patz & Hall
2006 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay
Carneros, CA
15/20

$55

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Sea Smoke
2009 Chardonnay
Santa Rita Hills, CA
15/20

$52

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Shafer Vineyards
2008 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
15/20

$50

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Sonoma-Loeb
2010 Envoy Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, CA
15/20

$49

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Talbott
2005 Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Cuvée Carlotta Chardonnay
Monterey County, CA
15/20

$63

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Adelsheim Vineyard
2005 Caitlin's Reserve Chardonnay
Willamette Valley, Oregon
14.5/20

$36

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A Donkey and Goat Winery
2006 Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay
Chalone, CA
14.5/20

$40

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Argyle Winery
2005 Reserve Series Argyle Nuthouse Chardonnay
Dundee Hills, Oregon
14.5/20

$30

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Bouchard Finlayson
2008 Missionvale Chardonnay
Western Cape, South Africa
14.5/20

$22

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Chalk Hill
2006 Chardonnay
Chalk Hill, CA
14.5/20

$48

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Domaine Paul Pernot
2005 Premier Cru Folatières
Puligny-Montrachet, France
14.5/20
$46

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Dunstan
2010 Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard
Sonoma Coast, CA
14.5/20
$40

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Envolve Winery
2010 Carneros Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20
$25

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Franciscan Estate
2007 Chardonnay Cuvée Sauvage
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20
$40

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Grgich Hills Estate
2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20
$42

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Hollywood & Vine Cellars
2005 "2480" Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20
$45

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Joseph Drouhin
2005 Premier Cru Chablis-Montmains
Chablis le Cru Controlée, France
14.5/20

$33

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Joseph Drouhin
2005 Chablis Premier Cru
Chablis Premier Cru, France
14.5/20

$28

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Laguna
2010 Laguna Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, CA
14.5/20

$35

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LangeTwins
2011 Chardonnay Reserve
Clarksburg, CA
14.5/20

$30

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Liquid Farm
2010 White Hill Chardonnay
Santa Rita Hills, CA
14.5/20

$34

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Logan
2005 Chardonnay, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard
Santa Lucia Highlands, CA
14.5/20

$18

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MacRostie
2005 Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay
Sonoma County, CA
14.5/20

$35

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MacRostie
2007 Carneros Chardonnay
Carneros, CA
14.5/20

$23

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The Mountain Winery
2010 Estate Chardonnay
Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
14.5/20

$41

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Patz & Hall
2005 Zio Tony Ranch Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, CA
14.5/20

$55

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Patz & Hall
2005 Dutton Ranch — Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, CA
14.5/20

$39

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Perception
2007 Sangiacomo Vineyards Chardonnay
California
14.5/20

$55

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Pfendler
2008 Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, CA
14.5/20

$38

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PlumpJack
2011 Reserve Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20

$48

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Riverbench Vineyard and Winery
2008 Estate Chardonnay
Santa Maria Valley, CA
14.5/20

$26

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Robert Mondavi Winery
2007 Chardonnay Reserve
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20

$40

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Robert Talbott
2005 Talbott Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay
Santa Lucia Highlands, CA
14.5/20

$42

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Villa Maria
2011 Taylors Pass Vineyard Chardonnay
Marlborough, New Zealand
14.5/20

$44

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Wrath
2010 Chardonnay, Clone 3
Monterey, CA
14.5/20

$35

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Benziger Family Winery
2008 Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay
Carneros, CA
14/20
$20

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CE2V
2005 Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
14/20
$40

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Ceja Vineyards
2008 Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
14/20
$34

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Chalone Vineyard
2005 Chardonnay
Monterey County, CA
14/20
$10

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Domaine Serene Vineyards & Winery
2005 Clos du Soleil Vineyard Chardonnay
Dundee Hills, Oregon
14/20
$40

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Flora Springs
2007 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA
14/20
$30

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Freestone Vineyards
2007 Ovation Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, CA
14/20
$45

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Georges Duboeuf
2006 Mâcon-Villages Flower Label Chardonnay
Mâcon-Villages, France
14/20
$10

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Herzog Wine Cellars
2009 Special Reserve Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, CA
14/20
$36

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J. Lohr Winery
2006 Arroyo Vista Vineyard Chardonnay
Arroyo Seco, CA
14/20
$25

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Kali Hart Vineyard
2007 Chardonnay
Monterey County, CA
14/20
$19

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Leeuwin Estate
2005 Art Series Chardonnay
Margaret River, Australia
14/20
$78

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Martin & Weyrich
2006 Jack Ranch Chardonnay
Edna Valley, CA
14/20
$15

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Molnar Family
2008 Chardonnay, Poseidon's Vineyard
Carneros, CA
14/20
$25

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Sonoma-Cutrer
2005 Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, CA
14/20
$25

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Stuhlmuller Vineyards
2007 Estate Chardonnay

Alexander Valley, CA
14/20
$24


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Talbott Vineyards
2008 Sleepy Hollow Vineyards Chardonnay

Santa Lucia Highlands, CA
14/20
$40

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Te Awa
2009 Chardonnay

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
14/20
$27

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Georges Dubœuf
2006 Pouilly-Fuissé Domaine Béranger
Burgundy, France
13.5/20
$19

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