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Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, Sleepy Hollow Vineyards

Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, Sleepy Hollow Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: This AVA, above the Salinas Valley floor, has microclimate allowing long "hang times" to intensify flavors. The wine offers tropical fruit flavors of fig and creamy pear. Also prominent is the aroma of baked apples along a touch of smoke and vanilla. Control of the malo-lactic fermentation allows the bright flavors of the vineyard to be expressed

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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