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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $11.99 per bottle

Description: A delicate but full-bodied dry white wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. Most of this wine was fermented in 60n gallon French oak barrels and then blended with a portion of Chardonnay cold fermented in stainless steel tanks. This was done to give the wine the benefit of some oak influence but not to allow the oak to overwhelm the wine. You may find aroma and flavor notes that are reminiscent of butterscotch, pear, and a touch of vanilla.

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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