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"White Label" Chardonnay

"White Label" Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $11.99 per bottle

Description: In recent professional blind tastings, Lenz White Label chardonnays have scored higher than several Puligny Montrachets and even top-flight Meursaults at prices from $30 to $70. The 2003 White Label Chardonnay has the trademark Lenz brightness and lively acidity. Its crisp, fresh flavor is well balanced by subtle and rich oak barrel components. The fresh, fruity aromas promise - - and then deliver - - creamy apple and pear flavors. White Label chardonnay continues to be our most popular wine and, with a run of six spectacular vintages in a row, it ís becoming a classic. A wonderful example of a great chardonnay at a very attractive price.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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