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NV Chardonnay

NV Chardonnay Reserve Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2002 Chardonnay Reserve is a wine of classic structure and rich complexity. The growing season was marked by and evenly warm summer that produced an early ripening crop. This allowed full flavors to develop. The wines acidity is lively with a viscous mouth feel coming from sur-lie aging and lees stirring. Notes of pear, green apple and tropical fruit as well as some toasty aromas of caramel and butterscotch predominate. This wine, while enjoyable now, should age for several years. In its youth it should pair well with seafood and salads. And as it ages it will partner even better with poultry and light pasta dishes. Enjoy!

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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