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La Cruz Vineyard Chardonnay

La Cruz Vineyard Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $29.00 per bottle

Description: The aromas suggest ripe pear, apple, crème brulee, clove and candied ginger along with mineral and toasty oak notes. This is an elegant and complex chardonnay showing flavors of pear and butterscotch, joined by hints of clove and hazelnut on the finish. While impressive balance and structure provide a foundation for development over the next few years, this vintage is remarkably integrated and approachable even in its youth.

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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