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Old Vines Chardonnay VQA

Old Vines Chardonnay (VQA) Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: Produced from low-yielding Chardonnay vines that are over 20 years old, with light French oak treatment, this wine has an elegant nose, with notes of butter, undertones of vanilla, with tropical notes of banana and honeydew melon. This wine is full bodied with a buttery texture and has soft tropical notes of banana and citrus on the palate, with a long finish.

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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