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Whitney's Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma County

Whitney's Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma County Wine Details

Description: The 2002 Whitney¹s Vineyard Chardonnay displays elegant fruit intensity. Aromas of freshly sliced peaches, nutmeg and jasmine followed by flavors of bright lemon, marmalade with a hint of caramel and vanilla on the finish. This chardonnay continues to display its complexity in the glass, inviting another sip to discover the intricacies of its evolution.

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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