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Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Chardonnay Columbia Valley Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Alternating cool and warm weather brought about an exceptional 2005 vintage for white wines, resulting in an intense and full bodied, yet very elegant Chardonnay. Showing a green/yellow tint reminiscent of a classic Burgundian Chardonnay. Aromas of pear, honeysuckle, and creme brulee fill your senses. At the first sip, your palate is enveloped with citrus, mint and white peaches. A huge viscous mouthfeel balanced with a nice acidity leads to a long, luscious 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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