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Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay

Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $10.00 per bottle

Description: Following up on the highly praised, and much enjoyed previous vintages of the Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay, comes once again a value priced Sonoma County Chardonnay from the Dreyer Family. This release is comprised of grapes from selected mature vineyards in Sonoma County, with the majority coming from vineyards in the Russian River, Dry Creek and Chalk Hill appellations. This wine was partially barrel fermented in French and American Oak, with the remainder in stainless steel. Pale golden in color, the wine shows green apple notes with a moderate oak influence. Rich, with a good balance between the Sonoma County fruit, oak and acid, this wine shows its true varietal character and value.

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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