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Barefoot Sonoma County Chardonnay

Barefoot Reserve Sonoma County Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: The grapes for this 2003 Barefoot Reserve Chardonnay were grown in the Russian River Valley. Warm afternoons and nights cooled by river fog and Pacific breezes encourage Chardonnay grapes to develop intense aromas and true varietal flavors.

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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