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Flintwood Chardonnay

Flintwood Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $21.00 per bottle

Description: 100% Chardonnay from Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. The wine was barrel fermented in François Frères French oak barrels, aged sur-lie for ten months, and completed 100% malolactic fermentation. The nose offers aromas of lemon, lime, and citrus blossom highlighted by a well-integrated bouquet of smoke, toasty oak and buttery caramel. The palate has a bright fruit-driven entry that leads to a big fleshy mid-palate and finishes with long, toasty, sweet oak impressions. The flavors are balanced throughout with a crisp acidity that will allow the wine to benefit from a longer bottle aging time. Flintwood is ideal with seafood of almost any kind. But when topped with a citrus sauce, seafood makes this wine sing. With its toasty oak flavors, Flintwood is also an excellent companion to veal or pork, especially when served with a cream sauce.

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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