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Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay

Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: A Chardonnay in the style that has made this varietal the most popular white wine in the world, combining Old World winemaking and California’s sunny weather. From vines grown on the western bench of the Dry Creek Valley, this Chardonnay was fermented entirely in barrel using renowned Burgundian coopers Francois Freres and Cadus, Montrachet yeast, and weekly lees stirring during the malo-lactic fermentation. The resulting wine has a velvety mouthfeel, with a sweet oak richness, wonderful fruit, and a lingering toastiness.

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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