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Unoaked Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

Unoaked Chardonnay, Columbia Valley Wine Details

Description: Impressively fragrant nose showing pear, candy and dried apricot aromas. Big mouthfeel with apple blossom, mineral and citruses flavors. Good acids give freshness, crispness, and a clean finish to this wine while the fruity aromas enhances its fullness. Food and wine are meant to be enjoyed together and this wonderful unoaked

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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