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Corral Chardonnay

Corral Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: The grapes for Corral Vineyard Chardonnay come from 18 acres planted in 1987 along the backside of an old 1920s redwood corral in the far, southeast corner of the Iron Horse estate, where the fog first touches the vineyard at dusk and is also naturally the last place where the fog recedes in the morning. It tastes sublimely like creme brulee.

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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