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Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Russian River Valley Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $26.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 vintage displays a bright citrus, apple and mineral-driven bouquet with notes of kiwi, honey and subtle toasted oak. On the palate the wine is lively, bright and complex. Flavors include Fuji apple, firm pear and limestone, balanced with creamy texture and undertones of lightly toasted oak. The crisp acidity and bright character of this gracefully balanced wine contribute to great versatility in food pairing. Enjoy with a variety of dishes or by itself!

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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