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Sonoma County Chardonnay

Sonoma County Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: The quarter-decade tradition of crafting fruit forward elegant Chardonnay continues at Matanzas Creek Winery with our 2003 Chardonnay. Our vineyard management and winemaking teams collaborate to select and blend blocks within a diverse collection of Sonoma County vineyards. Fruit from Sonoma County's newest American Viticultural Appellation (AVA) – Bennett Valley – is blended with complementary fruit from the prestigious Sonoma Valley and Carneros regions.

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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