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Clonal Chardonnay

Clonal Select Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: Another triumph in the "Voluptuous" Chardonnay arena. The cream of the crop of our rued block, this wine is packed with rich full bodied creaminess in abundance. Loaded with vanilla and butterscotch flavors, essence of ripe pineapple and banana, finishing with a white pepper spice and citrus edge, this wine is a superb match to wild pacific salmon, or a creamy fettuccine alfredo.

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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