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CHARDONNAY “Ashley’s Vineyard”

CHARDONNAY “Ashley’s Vineyard” Wine Details
Price: $8.00 per bottle

Description: This vineyard makes for a slightly leaner and more elegant style of chardonnay with light butter, toasty oak, apple, vanilla and light spice on the nose. This Chardonnay is nicely balanced with well integrated oak highlighting apples and citrus for a lengthy full finish on the palate. This wine will pair extremely well with fish and shellfish in lighter sauces and fantastic with stronger, more “outgoing” cheese courses.

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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