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Chardonnay - ion

Chardonnay - Reserve Selection Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Light Golden in color. Rich and sweet toasty aromas of cream, barrel toast and spices, well integrated with pear and apple fruit aromas. Rich ripe impression with well integrated barrel flavors of nutmeg and clove with yeast lees and mineral, vanilla, clove and nutmeg barrel characters. Full bodied filling the mouth from beginning to end with good acidity striking an elegant but rich balance.

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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