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Chardonnay, Jack Ranch, Edna Valley

Chardonnay, Jack Ranch, Edna Valley Wine Details
Price: $19.00 per bottle

Description: These grapes came from Jack Ranch in the cool Edna Valley region. The grapes were whole cluster pressed, and barrel fermented with a Rhone yeast known to emphasize pear, hazelnut and almond characters. The wine was aged for ten months in new French oak, second fill, to lend structure and to emphasize the vanillin spice. Aromas of cream and butter pour from every glass of this rich, silky chardonnay. A luxuriant texture pulls together flavors of Fuji apple, vanilla and oak.

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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