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Chardonnay - Santa Rita Hills

Chardonnay - Santa Rita Hills Wine Details
Price: $23.00 per bottle

Description: The wine has the aromas of tropical fruit with hints of coconut milk and crème brulee. On the palate the wine has a rich creamy, oily texture followed by a long, crisp finish. The finish also has a slight toasty flavor. The wine displays a layered complexity which is the hallmark of superior Chardonnays.

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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