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Chardonnay Blackjack Vineyard

Chardonnay Blackjack Vineyard Reserve Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: From our estate vineyard we carefully selected only the very finest barrels for this Reserve offering. Quoting Robert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate, Issue #149 with regard to the similar 01, “Made from Burgundian clone #76, reminiscent of a Puligny-Montrachet premier cru. The light straw color with a greenish hue is accompanied by aromas of honeyed citrus, subtle smoke, a steely minerality, and medium to full-bodied luscious flavors buttressed by zesty acidity. This still young vibrant beauty should drink well for 4-5 years.” 91 points !!! (Rich and full-bodied, we love it with stinky European cheeses.)

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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