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"Laurel Hill Vineyard" Estate Bottled Chardonnay

"Laurel Hill Vineyard" Estate Bottled Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Aromas of ripe green apple, melon, citrus and hints of vanilla compete on the nose, making this wine a complex treat from the start. Notes of lemon and key lime mix into the aromas as well. On the palate comes the firm structure and agreeable acidity. More green apple as well as mineral flavors dance together. The oak barrel aging, though slight, returns slight notes of vanilla and roasted marshmallow. This is a wine built to age and improve. We think it will improve with cellaring for four to five years.

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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