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Ian's Chardonnay, 100% Dijon Clone

Ian's Reserve Chardonnay, 100% Dijon Clone Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: This is a big, rich chardonnay, with plenty of structure and brightness, but emphasizing mouth feel and complex flavors. It is oily rich, has vanillin character and a viscosity that give a crème caramel impression on the palate. There is lift and brightness from alcohol and white spices. There is breadth and sweetness from an almost honeyed set of flavors that include hints of toffee and even chartreuse. A fine weight. A fine complexity.

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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