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"Laurel Hill Vineyard" Chardonnay

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

Description: Our 2002 Reserve Chardonnay is golden straw in color, introducing the wine's richness. The delicious aromas are a combination of ripe pear, Meyer lemon rind, spicy vanilla and toasted almonds. On the palate the wine is creamy, well balanced by a firm structure, and delivers an impressive mix of flavors including citrus, spiced apple, pear, nutmeg and showy doses of pineapple and vanilla.

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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