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Reserve Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Brilliant silver, straw yellow in color, this aromatic Russian River Valley Chardonnay explodes with scents of mandarin citrus, ripe pear and lime, intermingled with jasmine and spice. The palate is bright and juicy, with refreshing flavors of ripe pear and citrus. The wine’s lush, well-integrated oak and smooth, creamy texture were achieved by aging it sur lie for eight months before bottling.

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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