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Mountain Estate Vineyard Chardonn

Mountain Estate Vineyard Chardonn Wine Details

Description: The 2004 Mountain Estate Vineyard Chardonnay has a beautiful pale straw color with brilliant clarity that bursts with aromas of citrus, ripe pear and notes of sweet clove spice. The wineÕs silky-smooth texture on the palate combined with good mountain acidity gives this intense Chardonnay structure and focus. The wineÕs abundant flavors of green apple and poached pear culminate with hints of caramel and warm spice. In other words: delicious.

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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