A buttery Chardonnay refers to its texture and taste. Many use the term “buttery” to describe how the wine feels in the mouth.


Buttery-flavored Chardonnay describes rich, full-bodied, oak-aged, tannic wines. The wines are usually aged and fermented in a barrel for an extended period.


Some of the finest and most popular buttery Chardonnays are from California. They are excellent when paired with pasta and seafood.


Bernardus Chardonnay 2005, Cakebread Chardonnay 2005, Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Reserve 2004, La Crema Sonoma Chardonnay 2005, and Raymond R Chardonnay 2004 are all buttery Chardonnay wines.

Additional Wines

Cambria’s Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2005, Divas Uncorked Chardonnay 2005, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars KARIA Chardonnay 2005, and Beringer’s Private Reserve Chardonnay 2004 are more buttery options.

French Wines

French wines from the Burgundy region produce excellent buttery Chardonnay wines. Wines from the Melon de Bourgogne grape are good choices.

Expert Insight

Buttery Chardonnays are a bit more expensive, but the extra price is apparent in its quality and taste. This wine is too rich for dinner every night, but it is perfect for a romantic dinner for two.