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Estate Chardonnay

Estate Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $26.00 per bottle

Description: 2002 was a perfect vintage for Sonoma Chardonnay, especially from Green Valley, because the mornings were so perfectly cool. The fruit came into the winery during harvest at 55ºF - the ideal temperature for retaining the layers of complexity, finesse and most importantly all the zingy flavors we love so much in our wines. The result is an exceptionally bright, exciting Chardonnay that makes you saw “Wow!” when you taste it.

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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