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Primus Chardonnay

Primus Reserve Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $45.00 per bottle

Description: Only the second of its kind here at Bennett Lane, this follows in the tradition of our inaugural 2004 release as a true reserve style Chardonnay with fruit from the Sangiacomo vineyard in Carneros. With bright aromatic notes of Bartlett pear, pineapple, caramel and creamy vanilla, this white wine has a clean and vibrant palate with flavors of fresh pears, Meyer lemons, marzipan and Crème Brulee and a crisp and amazingly long creamy 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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