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Chardonnay, Wild Yeast

Chardonnay, Wild Yeast Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: Alluringly subtle vanilla, a dash of nutmeg and baked pear are just a few of the aromas adding to the complexity of our 2002 Wild Yeast Chardonnay. Only indigenous yeast cultures are used in the making of this wine, which gracefully sails through 100% malolactic while retaining its vital acidity. The result is a barrel fermented wine of unbelievable freshness, richness, flavor and length. Truly a sensual experience. Take your Chardonnay habit to a whole new level.

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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