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5 Acre Chardonnay

5 Acre Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: The grapes used for this Chardonnay were exclusively from Palmer's 5 acre block of Chardonnay, which consistently yields superior quality fruit. The wine is a blend of barrel and stainless steel fermentation, best representing the unique qualities and attributes of this Chardonnay. The result is a wine exhibiting ripe pear and apple aromas with mineral accents and a long crisp finish on the palate. We believe this style to have a natural affinity with the bounty of seafood found in our local waters, as well as, most chicken, veal, and other white meat preparations. Only 150 cases produced

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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