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Chardonnay - Grand

Chardonnay - Grand Reserve Wine Details
Price: $18.95 per bottle

Description: Beautifully structured and artfully balanced, our 2001 Chardonnay is a tour de force in bright, lively complexity. Vivid, well-focused flavors of tropical fruit, crispy green apple and fresh pear, balanced nicely with soft hints of honey and an undercurrent of toasty oak. 100% barrel aging in all French oak gives this wine its wonderful velvety texture.

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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