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Estate Chardonnay "Free Run"

Estate Chardonnay "Free Run" Wine Details
Price: $16.50 per bottle

Description: Carmody McKnight Estate Chardonnay is best compared to the classics of Chablis and Burgundy, because our Chardonnay is not about excessive oak. It is about natural flavors -- flavors that probably you will be experiencing for the first time! The true flavors of the “queen of the grapes.” Not stripped away fruit, with barrel wood flavor replacement.

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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