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'Vine One' Chardonnay

'Vine One' Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: This wine was conceived in 1979 when our vineyard manager recognized one special Chardonnay vine in the field which produced a unique fruit. Aromatic and intense, we believed the fruit of this single vine would make an exceptional wine. Over the past 25 years we have propagated "Vine One" from that original vine to over 5000 vines. With an entire field now producing this special fruit, we have crafted our first vintage of "Vine One" Chardonnay. The aromatics are floral with a fruit driven, rich mouth-feel. An herbal, minty component adds complexity to this debut vintage.

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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