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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $19.95 per bottle

Description: This wine was fermented and aged in French oak barrels for nine months (30% new oak). There is toast, lemon grass, caramel, and nutmeg, and pineapple on the nose. The mouth is smooth, round and creamy with a great balance of freshness. There is smoke, white truffle, mango, vanilla, and anise on the finish. 50% malolactic fermentation completed.

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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