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Chardonnay “Fut de Chene” 2001

Chardonnay “Fut de Chene” 2001 Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: A harmonious blend of fruit from our three Chardonnay vineyards fermented in new American oak and aged two years sur-lie prior to bottling. The wine demonstrates the incredible results of long-time aging on the lees: a nose rich with butterscotch and toasty vanilla bean complimenting a taste of toasty oak and citrus. If oaky Chards wind your watch, then come along!

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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