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Adra Station Chardonnay

Adra Station Chardonnay Reserve Wine Details
Price: $27.00 per bottle

Description: This wine draws its name from the old train station located just beyond the spiral tunnel which was the longest tunnel, 1604 feet, on the Kettle Valley Railway. The grapes for this wine come primarily from the Hayman vineyards located on the Naramata Bench. The grapes were hand picked between October 15, 2003, at 25.7 brix. The grapes were crushed and left on the skins to cold soak for 4 days prior to being pressed off, clarified and then inoculated with yeast. Approximately 50% of this wine has been barrel fermented in new and older French oak.

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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