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Rutherford Chardonnay

Rutherford Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Bright pale gold with a lime green rim. Lifted aromatics of lime, pineapple and melon, supported by wild flower, Irish Cream and wet stone. A crisp attack to a viscous broad yet supple mid-palate with silky texture framed by fresh acids, citrus and mineral flavors fanning across the back palate to a long finish.

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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