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Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

Chardonnay, Columbia Valley Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Ideal weather and precise vineyard management made for a very successful 2003 harvest. Our Chardonnay has a cult following now and all indications are that this vintage will be no exception. Bright, mineral and tangy, with a generous mouthfeel of pear and grapefruit. Shades of spice and toast from our wonderul Burgundian barrels balance the crisp acidity, ending with a fresh and lively note.

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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