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Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sapphire Hill Vineyard

Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sapphire Hill Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: Its rich golden color foreshadows the many layers of aroma and flavor resulting in a very appealing wine. The Terroir of the appellation is reflected in the first tastes that feature lemon peel quickly giving way to citrus flavor.

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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