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Chardonnay Carneros

Chardonnay Carneros Wine Details
Price: $19.75 per bottle

Description: Bright, full aromas are dominated by familiar notes of Fuji apple, lemon oil, citrus blossom and jasmine. In keeping with our goal to minimize the oak impact in this wine, I find the toasty qualities of the barrel sitting in the background of the aroma. While youthful and fresh now, time in the bottle will add layers of complexity. In the mouth I find the wine supple and long, revealing delicious impressions of pear and honeydew melon with a hint of butterscotch.”

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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