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'04 Chardonnay

'04 Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $12.95 per bottle

Description: Made in the similar style to our 2002 Chardonnay, which was chosen as the house wine for the Ontario Legislature 2004. The wine boasts, butter scotch, orange blossom, and mandarin orange, with hints of flint, green apple and herbs. Slightly oily on the palate, with a pleasant softness. Subtle green apple acidity is well balanced with fruit and body. Wonderful with cream sauce, pasta dishes or on it's own!

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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