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Flora Springs Cuvee Chardonnay

Flora Springs Select Cuvee Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: The "Select Cuvee" Chardonnay has an appealing nose of fruit and oak - the oak comes from 60% new Burgundian barrels in which the Chardonnay was aged for 10 months. The forward fruit on the palate boasts of pear, which flows nicely onto tropical fruit flavors on the finish. These tropical fruit flavors are representative of Carneros - pineapple, mango and peach, which balances nicely with the oak, creating a surprising freshness and crispness to the complex structure of the wine. The finish goes on and on - great length and great depth in a great wine.

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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