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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: Making a well-balanced Chardonnay is a challenge that requires a level of judgement and restraint to fully showcase the fruit characteristics balanced with fullness and finesse that only French Oak can impart. Blessed with outstanding fruit with classic lemon zest and hazelnut tones, extra richness and complexity is added through 100% barrel fermentation which imparts a soft buttery texture that does not overpower the fruit.

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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