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Cliff Lede Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Cliff Lede Chardonnay, Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: The 2002 vintage represents the first Chardonnay release under the Cliff Lede label. Aromas of pear and melon entice you into the glass where you are treated to an array of flavors ranging from apricot and Fuji apple to the tropical realm of mango and banana. Limited malolactic fermentation enhances the crispness and zest of this barrel fermented treat for the senses. Serve chilled and enjoy on its own or with your favorite grilled seafood.

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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