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Tre Terre Chardonnay - Russian River Valley

Tre Terre Chardonnay - Russian River Valley Wine Details
Price: $34.00 per bottle

Description: The Russian River Valley's fog-cooled climate and well-drained soils are ideal for producing some of the finest chardonnays in the world, including our 2004 Tre Terre Chardonnay. This Chardonnay has a fruit-forward style and floral hues with bright acidity. A combination of new and older French oak barrels lends creamy quality with apricot and peach overtones.

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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