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Rabbit Ridge Paso Robles Chardonnay

Rabbit Ridge Paso Robles Reserve Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2002 Reserve Chardonnay is the first vintage from the Live Oak vineyard. This is a very special reserve wine made from a single hillside block grown on dense limestone soils off highway 46 west in Paso Robles. Less than four barrels of wine were made from 12 acres of French, Dijon Chardonnay rootstock. This is a big, rich, oily, viscous, buttery, toasty Chardonnay that was fermented in 100% new Louis Latour barrels.

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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