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J Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

J Chardonnay, Russian River Valley Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: J’s 2006 Russian River Chardonnay captures delicious aromas of apples, kumquat, caramel, toasted nuts and oranges, creating seamless flavors of lemon custard and apples with subtle oak notes. The texture is smooth and sensual, with a long finish of pineapples. This opulent Chardonnay pairs beautifully with Caramelized Day Boat Scallops in an Orange Saffron Reduction with Micro Greens.

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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