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Chardonnay,Santa Cruz Mountains

Chardonnay,Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Details
Price: $24.95 per bottle

Description: This wine is from a new vineyard off Summit Road. We have saved it in the past for our Reserve Angelica, but we allocated a small production lot on its own in 2003 and we are glad we did! It is luscious with a wonderful, full mouth feel. Lots of honeyed spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, along with notes of apple, citrus and pear. There is a toasty barrel spice flavor and a hint of hazelnut as well. With crab season underway it is a perfect pairing as well as with all of your rich seafood dishes such as halibut and lobster.

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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