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Los Carneros Chardonnay

Los Carneros Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $26.00 per bottle

Description: Fruit sourced from single vineyard in Los Carneros. Beauty of the chardonnay fruit shines in this wine, which does not undergo malolactic fermentation. True to the varietal, this wine exhibits flavors of green apple, pear and pineapple. A soft creaminess fills the mouth before finishing with hints of citrus, vanilla and clove. 100% Chardonnay 30% New French/Slovakian Oak - 10 months in barrel.

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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