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'04 Chardonnay

'04 Reserve Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: We are proud to release this Reserve Chardonnay. Full bodied with a beautiful balance of creamy mouth feel, butter and lingering sweet toasty oak. These common flavors of cream, toast and vanilla will continue to become richer with age. A combination of crisp acidity, barrel fermentation in 100% new Seguin Moreau French oak barrels, and long yeast aging will allow this Chardonnay to age for many years.

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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