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Chardonnay - Santa Rita Hills, Cuvee Diana

Chardonnay - Santa Rita Hills, Cuvee Diana Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: The wine has floral, spicy, apple and straw aromas. On the palate the wine is rich, round and viscous with flavors of pears and roasted nuts. The wine also has a mineral quality accented by oak vanillin undertones. As with many Chardonnays from the cool Santa Rita Hills region, the wine has above average acidity, giving it a long crisp finish.

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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