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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: A barrel fermented, sur lie: Full bodied and buttery, this wine is sophisticated and polished with a beautiful golden volor and floral fragrances. It offers plenty of heady lemon custard and orange blossom flavors with hints of mango, papaya, and pineapple in the margins. Vanilla and a touch of spice complete the long silky 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.


Todd says...
For those who like buttery Chardonnay, this wine is for you. I can see why it won Best North Carolina wine. Despite the oak flavor, the wine displays a nice floral taste from start to finish. I also liked this wine better at room temperature rather than chilled.

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