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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $13.50 per bottle

Description: This most famous grape of Burgundy France, finds ideal climates the world over. Our Crawford Vineyard Chardonnay is wonderfully crisp and dry, showing the fine acidity of this northern latitude location. We use 100% Barrel fermentation, and 12 months of barrel aging to bring out the flavors of Pineapple, butter, oak and apple that are the mark of this fine vineyard and region. Sur lees aged for 5 months.

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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