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Unwooded "Laurel Hill Vineyard" Chardonnay

Unwooded "Laurel Hill Vineyard" Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: Aromas of ripe green apple, melon, and citrus compete on the nose, making this wine a complex treat from the start. On the palate comes the firm structure and agreeable acidity you would expect from a wine we like to look at as an homage to Meursault. More green apple as well as mineral and tropical flavors dance together. If you have long sought a way to move away from the powerhouse, over-oaked chardonnays, we believe this wine will fit the bill.

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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