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Chardonnay Reserve Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: Chardonnay takes oak well. Our Reserve Chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in French and American oak barrels for about six months. This Chardonnay is put through a malolactic fermentation process which tempers the crispness and brings out a rich, buttery taste. Our version of this popular wine is appropriate for all occasions. The apple aroma, smoky vanilla taste and the buttery finish are supported by a lively acidity. A perfect compliment for fried seafood or seafood in a lighter sauce.

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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