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Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Our Chardonnay is crafted with grapes from Kentucky and California winegrowers. It is 100% stainless steel fermented and oaked in American Oak barrels for 4 months to provide slight overtones of toasted flavors. The wine is light in style with a slight show of toast on the nose. It has enough green apple flavors for a crisp mouthfeel and a very slight hint of melon in the middle, followed by a touch of malo-lactic oak finish.

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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