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Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: We have settled on a consistent "peaches and cream style" emphasizing the fruit before the oak. The final blend is very similar to prior vintages except that it is maybe showing just a little more French oak at this stage. Although less than 50% of the final blend is barrel fermented, the wine shows classy oak notes overlaying a range of peach, nectarine, and pineapple fruit characters. Interestingly, this style and our Reserve Chardonnay received gold medals at recent wine shows.

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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