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Napa Chardonnay

Napa Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: This 100% Napa Valley Chardonnay has been produced by classic grape growing and winemaking techniques that resulted in a gold medal award winning 2003 vintage. The wine was barrel fermented in medium toast French and American oak and sur lie aged to enhance the body. The secondary Malolatic fermentation adds buttery softness and complexity. Clean and fresh aromas of honeydew, red apples, and vanilla with a rich body and wonderful pineapple-caramel finish complete the experience.

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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